I'd love to be upbeat and witty this morning but I can't. My heart is heavy because I learned that a woman I know has just been charged with Homicide by Neglect (along with her husband, who I've never met) and assault of a child…and it's hard to be witty after waking up to that. This lady is an acquaintance, one I've met on several occasions. We've chatted about homeschooling and large families. I am friends with several of her friends. What is there to say?
I am sick for her dead child. For her living children. For her and her husband. For her adopted child's birth family. I am sad and worried for about the bad name this gives to large adoptive families. I have no doubt there are naysayers right now spreading the word that this is why large families shouldn't adopt. Why they shouldn't be allowed to homeschool.
Yes, I'm much too saddened by this to be witty or even halfway intellegent this morning. So instead, I will direct you to people who are.
I just discovered this hilarious blog about parenting: Crappy Pictures. It might even need a warning label: blog covers topics such as exrement, bodily fluids and contains swearing. It may persuade you to run to your nearest drug store for some form of birth control. But if you're already a parent, you'll love it.
And here are a couple of great resources for Montessori at home. I haven't posted about Avi and Tucker's school activities yet (as promised) because I haven't actually gotten around to planning anything yet.
And a HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for the Circle of Mom's Top Big Family Blogger. As it turns out, Smiles and Trials beat me by about 60 votes. I guess that makes me the Not Quite Top Big Family Blogger. But I'll take what I can get I, along with the other top 25, will be featured on their round up with a photo and interview. Thank you again for all of your votes!
And keep coming back, because I have a couple of fun giveaways coming up soon!