There is a little note tacked up on the front of my refrigerator. A couple of typed lines on a torn piece of paper. I will frequently do this when I find a quote that resonates with me, or one I hope will speak to my children. I figure that my teenagers are in the refrigerator enough times a day there might as well be something there that inspires thought other than what they want to stuff into their stomachs.
Currently on the refrigerator hangs this quote:
There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life – reciprocity. ~Confucius
April showers bring May flowers — flower hair clips in this case. This is a quick low-sew project that you can make for your favorite little girl. With just some scrap fabric and a hair clip, you can make a simple, stylish accessory that any girl would adore.
But the bigger picture is that my child has the right to go to school and not be bullied. He has the right to walk the hallways with someone shouting “retard” “faggot” “loser” at him, without people “accidentally” bumping into him. He has the right to sit in a classroom without someone rolling their eyes at him every time he speaks.