Pacifiers or Fires?!

via Daily Prompt: Tame

Facing the cell phone, W.W.T.D.: “What Would a good Teacher Do:

Taming the firebrand at school

or

easy allowance of a Pacifier?” Thinkinkadia

What would you rather deal with, especially you are a teacher parenting, or a parenting teacher?

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Paying Homage

Homage

My homage is going to be in five parts this week. It all comes together in the end, on friday.

Hang in there with me,
For in the end I make a PLEA.

I asked myself, “Who I would like to pay homage to?” Lots of names came in my mind, going all the way up to my parents, who did better than the best parenting possible, were creative, innovative, and put their heart and soul into managing the best possible in making odds even, and then let us be who we wanted to be; letting us grow to facing our fears and fight our own battles; and, letting odds become even.

The Teen Glare!

Glaring

Parent voice:
If looks could kill,
I’d be dead a million times!
My heart warms fuzzylove,
about half the chimes.

The teens are growing so fast,
Before the Glare goes past,
the Giggles shine on the mast!
Disappearing act, both dont last.

We Moms n Dads, back to family’s apertures-
Obstinate determined persistent nurturers!
Teachers, such try hards, forcing, inspiring,
Dont give up, reminding, ever perspiring!

Child voice:
Annoying old bumpkins on silly springs,
Springing up with least expected things!

Miss, why do you care so much?
We want a free day, teachers’ away!
We are moody, dont want to be quiet n nice,
You non-teacher-parent, must pay the price.

Who the heck do they think they are,
Angels on wings? Leave us alone, go far.
Being close is nice, closed doors are too!
“Mom, would you like a slice of peach or two?”

Have a fuzzy, peachyweachy day!

 

P.S. Inspired by my teen and I told her so. The first line was running through my head. I asked her to guess the prompt. Clue given was “what you just did.”
In response, she literally said the same line, word to word😄. Ofcourse, it ended like many things do, “Ha haa, very funny!”💞but along came a mysterious smile.

Lolly all the way!

The word <ahref=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/lollipop/”>Lollipop had several interesting variations and I made up a short story using all of them. Please put your own version below if you’d like to, for fun.

The three brothers had loblolly for breakfast and then went to work at the dockyards for just lollipops! The trio quit work and went lollygagging around the beach eating lollipops. At dinner though, their father had heard enough of their misadventures and he sure did a lolly!

Meaning of each word form:
1. Lollipop: a small bribe, money.
Hard candy, treat.
2. Lollygagging: idling time away as on vacations
3. Loblolly: thick gruel
4. Idiom: do one’s lolly- to lose one’s temper (australian slang)

To Mothers, Care, and Nurturing

Final

I’m at my wits end about money spinning doctors. The purpose of care stems from selflessness. I believe its most effective too, when it is done from nurturing spirit, like that of a Mother, especially Mother Nature.

I do understand overhead expenses on the infrastructure and technology needed to support the doctors offices for giving care. But, why must non-business people have to pay for their fancy perks?
Considering that we all have professions which need our time, study, skill, and sacrifice. Every skill is important but society judges payment based on popularity of skill set, or supply and demand. A useless numbers game?
None of this logic appeals to teaching or artists. People know it is a giving spirit that does these jobs, so it is literally expected that they do the job for less. And for people who want to keep things simple, nurturing, and giving, it is even less so.
Unless you are greedy for money, or have a brand name, you must not be good enough in your ability to teach or produce artwork?
At the same time, it is very heartening to know, that it is still possible to find people who will share their skill ‘just like that’, spontaneously, simply because you expressed interest. Two years ago, in one trip, I learned how to make a simple leather bag and decorate a leather journal for free, on the spur of the moment, from two giving artists/small business operators. Not that I had to start a business, but because it’s amazing what people can do and I’d like to do it atleast once.
There are places you can find giving people, but it’s a membership, affiliation, association, board of directors, and push for enrollment thing. And that works well, except there’s money involved at some level; either hopes, aspirations, investment, numbers enrolled, or classes.
There some Doctors who will do good in other countries and go above and beyond, in helping human beings just because it is the right thing to do. That is rather an exception, than the rule.
I cannot speak for them, just myself. I try to teach from the spirit, without greed, for the good of, but firm on my expectations from students. No exchange of material things to generate love or reinforce good behaviour. I’m not sure it’s enough, so I just keep plugging along.
Finally, I would like to €mpha$ize dental care: don’t bite off more than you can chew. 😄Flo$£ Dail¥! All traditional knowledge has now been officially trashed by modern trained doctors who will convince you the only thing for you is to get treatment right away from them or people they refer you to.
Being subjected to their wisdom, tools, sales tactics and bills right now😉! Time to test creativity on practical matters. Please excuse my absence until things get better.

On Mother’s Day, I pray for those mothers and children: who are not educated, who understand less of the commercial powers of the world, and who struggle to survive on this same Mother Earth.
Happy Mother’s Day to All!

Adollable Teens! Witty Leaks😉

Teenage is a twitter-sweet, bitter-moot phase in which there are temporary mood swings between adulthood and childhood, and flavors of the complete range of emotions thrown in for good measure! All in a day’s work:)

Leaving parents wide-eyed in a state of suspended animation between perpetual readiness for Temporary surprise – shock possibilities to
Bitter rejection – instant hug love-abilities:)