Well would you look at that! I found something to post every day for 30 days – and with a minimum of fluff posts! AND you all came and saw and played along! Thanks for doing that – you guys are the best!
And – after 30 days of posting, I really have nothing else to say today. Haha!
So congrats to all the others who have succeeded in NaBloPoMo, and special congrats to those who whipped out 50k for NaNoWriMo, which I completely bombed at this year. Heh.
And to all of use who didn’t QUITE perform up to the standards we wanted too this month? Hey – there’s always next time!
I’ve mentioned him before, so all you fine folks are following Josh Shipp now, right? RIGHT? What do you mean, no….
Alrighty, let me introduce you to him again! Josh Shipp is, as he says, a guy who shouldn’t be here. He grew up in foster care, and until one teacher and one foster family got him, and proved to him that he had something to say – he was headed down the wrong road. He’s also a success story for those of us with kids that get in trouble for talking in class – he did too, and now he’s one of the most sought after Teen Motivational speakers of our time.
He’s amazing – he really is. His tagline is “In your face, but on your side” and his no-nonsense advice is almost 99% of the time exactly what I’d tell a teen that came to me with the same problem. He’s a very big advocate of teens and parents TALKING, and you know that’s my number one statement around here!
He also has a new Josh in a Box Identity program, to help teens as they struggle to find their own sense of self – and from what I’ve seen, it’s really good, and worth every penny.
Now, don’t think Josh is just for the teens – because he opened a special Grown-up section of his site for us parents too.
So here’s what I want you to do: Send your Teenager to HeyJosh.com and let them poke around. It’s a good place for them to ask for advice on things they might not be able to talk to you about yet, and I’ve yet to see Josh stumble in the advice department.
Don’t believe me? Check it out. This is the latest on his weekly advice show:
See? He talks good game, and backs it up with good advice. So get you’re kids over there – send them the link today.
Then? Go to the grownup section, and sign up yourself. LIsten to his message, sign up for the email list, get the PDF “Five Mistakes” and watch that video too. It’s a great primer for the Parent of a Teenage Human, and well worth the watch/read.
Well here’s some help for those teens on your list! I’ve dug up some gift idea posts over at Radical Parenting – they’ve got some great ideas for those kids of ours! It’s odd how the gifts get smaller – but MORE expensive?
Today is the biggest celebration in our little town – Christmas Comes to Kenai. As such, I almost completely forgot to post!
But I didn’t! Here I am!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Black Friday, and are sufficiently recovered from yesterdays Turkey Overdose. Today, the kids and I went to the Parade, where our Twirl Girl was participating with the Drum Line, and then we dashed over to pick her up at the end, only to find out she had to go back to the school first, and caught a ride, and then we went to stake our claim of The Parking Spot for the firework.
The girls were dropped off there, and we waited FOREVER and The Boy had a GIRL sitting in his lap the whole time (J, someone I’ve been nudging him toward since SIXTH GRADE) and we watched the fireworks, and then he walked J back to her car and I texted him a text saying “KISS HER” and he totally didn’t and glared at me and I lauuuuuuuuughed and laaaaaughed and then they put snow down my shirt and I killed them.
Yeah you! All this bullshit I write? Is mine. So keep your hands off, will ya? I'm sure you could totally come up with better shit on your own.
Also - dude. All opinions stated herein these pages are my own, and not those of anyone I might work for. Just in case you think I'm slamming something important, like, oh, say, my work place. I love my job, my co-workers, and anything that you might think is about you? Well, you might be right. Just remember I show my affection by endless nagging, picking on, laughing, etc. :) We're adults. Well. I am. On the outside.
[Thus ends the 'Behave or ima kick your ASS' portion of this blog.]