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Raising Your Children Right..... Arrrrrrrrrrrgh! iTLAP was Today!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

International Talk Like a Pirate was today....... and I had only a handful of opportunities to practice my “piratese “! (It just didn’t seem to translate well to the Bible study group that I was leading, though I gave it my best shot)

The best thing, though, was that my (grown) children remembered on their own, and texted me early this morning to remind ME!

I mean, you work hard to raise your children well, to retain your family values, so that when they are old and have families of their own , they can be model citizens, right? You teach them to say “please” and “thank you”, to cover their mouths when they yawn or when they burp, to hold the door for little old ladies, and to chew with their mouths closed...

And when they actually do those things spontaneously it makes you SO HAPPY! I felt the same way today when they individually texted me to “Shiver me timbers” and to “Hoist the Jolly Roger!”...before I had even gotten up this morning! .without me even mentioning it at all this week...

So PROUD as a mom! Them scalawags deserve extra portions of grog! And a round of croquet on the poop-deck fer exercise!



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