I love watching my children becoming adults. It’s infinitely interesting to me to see their interests develop. The Spare is starting his high school visits, although there is one high school in particular he wants to attend: the same school where his brother is currently a senior. Tonight he is going to attend a football game with the band. He plays the guitar at Mass and continues to take lessons. He has expressed interesting in learning percussion and participating in a drum line. When I mentioned that I had received an email regarding “band night” he leapt at it. He is so different from his brother!
The Heir was offered extra credit at school in his government class if he watches the debates. What is very interesting is that he is actually very engaged in the process. While I am generally much more conservative than when I was younger (isn’t that the pattern?)I still like to argue as the Devil’s advocate and I try not to believe what is stated by either candidate without question. So the Heir tends to hear both sides of the argument, what we believe as well as the opposing viewpoint and why we disagree. I hope we are equipping him well for adulthood.
I’m realizing with these 7 Quick Takes that nothing happens in my life. I go to work, I come home, I go to church. Repeat.
Last year the Spare participated in Cross Country. He was the only 7th grader in his class to choose to do so. He attended 3 meets and came in last in each one. He finished his 2 mile runs, but he was last. This year as the only 8th grader participating from his school he came in 77th in a field of 90. So, improvement! He tells me he hates cross country but that he loves having more endurance during basketball and he likes track in the Spring.
I thought it interesting that in the VP debate the question of each candidate’s Catholic faith came up at the end. I saw a tweet asking for the US Bishops to now step up and address again a Catholic’s responsibility to inform their conscience and putting their faith into practice.
This week’s “blog better than mine” goes to, drum roll: Father Z over at What Does the Prayer Really Mean. I don’t always agree with him, I think he has definitely informed me in the nuances of my faith and I love his combox! Those peeps rock!
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I like your nanes for the kids.
It is cool to see the kids grow and develop.