You heard it here first, folks, teens are stressful...according to one study quoted by NPR, "...about one-third (34 percent) of those who live with one or more teenagers said they'd had a great deal of stress in the past month." To which I say, "Yup."
The health beat:
We've already discussed this particularly lovely bug that bites your face and deposits its eggs in your skin, right? You know, the eggs that end up making your heart or intestines explode? Well, this bug's existence has now provided me with yet another reason not to get a pet for the children.
|These will change my life|
And, finally, style (the home variety): among the things homeschoolers REALLY like to buy...can one ever have enough bookshelves? And these fold flat when not in use! Now you have a place to put all the schoolbooks that your children insist on losing during the year. ALL the books will stay RIGHT HERE, on this marvelous, foldable set of shelves. This is the story we homeschoolers tell ourselves, in that idealistic time known as mid-summer, before another ugly academic year has begun to trample all our pedagogical dreams.
|A thing of beauty...|
Ditto for this thing here...I swear to you, it's all the rage in homeschool circles. THIS year, there will be pencils. They will be sharpened, without having to search for batteries first. NO ONE will spend the morning on the couch whining over and over about not being able to find a usable writing implement. Peace and joy will reign, forever and ever, amen.