Life with the 5

Division

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Dividing all people into pro-vaccination and anti-vaccination makes the assumption that this debate is dichotomous – as if everything is all or nothing.

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“The less you respond to negative people the more peaceful your life will become.”
— Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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Lori Odhner -marriage moats

The attributes that rise to the top when we pay tribute to a life well lived are distinctly different than the ones that scream for attention when I watch a movie. Although I keep a running list of marriage friendly flicks, the percentage of the total output from Hollywood is infinitesimal. The media is obsessed with bodies, a topic that gets no consideration in a memorial address. 

"Our dearly beloved weighed one hundred and six pounds and could bench press a loaf of pumpernickel."

There is a quote often attributed to C.S. Lewis that is probably penned by Walter Miller.

"You don’t have a soul. You are a soul, and you have a body."

This becomes harder to ignore as the toll of frail limbs and shortened breath take precedence. But this is a good thing. It is probably harder to vacate a body that still works.

In the waning years we loosen our grip on those bodies, and reach more fervently for crafting our souls. Physical appearance plays a part in bringing us together, but is less adhesive than a post it when we begin to inhabit our souls. 

Golden line equations and other mathematical ideas discussed with our 9yo who adores maths. Tell me again I can’t homeschool because I can’t ‘teach’ my children anything. He knows more now than a school could ever offer him imo.  
Meanwhile the 6yo, who has no interest in me reading to him from children’s books, has started wanting to read alongside me when I read. He loves to learn new words, coercion and brainwash are his latest words. We don’t actually read a great deal, its more highlighting words, understanding the meaning and context. His comprehension is fantastic and he is so open to learning. He can read a little and says he is ready to learn to read so there is no need to ‘teach’ or force him to learn. 
The 12yo has adult conversations, understanding many issues and though not experienced in life too much yet, she is incredibly observant about people and events.

Golden line equations and other mathematical ideas discussed with our 9yo who adores maths. Tell me again I can’t homeschool because I can’t ‘teach’ my children anything. He knows more now than a school could ever offer him imo. 
Meanwhile the 6yo, who has no interest in me reading to him from children’s books, has started wanting to read alongside me when I read. He loves to learn new words, coercion and brainwash are his latest words. We don’t actually read a great deal, its more highlighting words, understanding the meaning and context. His comprehension is fantastic and he is so open to learning. He can read a little and says he is ready to learn to read so there is no need to ‘teach’ or force him to learn.
The 12yo has adult conversations, understanding many issues and though not experienced in life too much yet, she is incredibly observant about people and events.