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think outside the bowl.

Ah, yes. Victory via technicality. (Kids can be so good at this sort of thing.)

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Just for fun. (Via Rachel Balducci, who wonders if this is what she sometimes sounds like to her boys…)

Personal note: The first kids I babysat were twin boys. They developed a language of their own, with which they plotted all sorts of things, openly. They knew English, and used it when it suited them. But they were the only persons on the planet (as far as I know) who spoke DaveAndDoug-lish. I have to wonder if the above brothers are well on their way to something like that.

 

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I am convinced that one of the worst things we have done to ourselves as a country is to have made it harder for kids to go out and get a job. Many of the most interesting and contented people I know had paying jobs in their teens, or even earlier. They had the drive to learn, to serve, to participate, to earn their own money, or even to help support the family. Or they had parents that knew that this particular child needed the extra challenge or structure in their life.

But these days, the nanny state yells no, no, no, you mustn’t hire children, and has minefields of regulations to navigate if you dare give such a project a shot. That should change, I think. For those who are ready for it, the experience – and the mentoring – that they get, in suitable jobs under suitable bosses, is invaluable. (This is not to mention that it can be fun for adults to work with kids.) In the meantime (until we restore sanity to our work laws, and get the government moved back within its proper boundaries), Jim Daly has some suggestions: How to Find a Great Summer Job. Hint: it might help to think outside the box.

 

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I would need to find a calculator to do the math (hey, we’re talking dividing circumference by pi, which is more than I can do in my head), but here’s instructions on making a girl’s twirly dress, using measurements and calculations instead of a pattern. This way, each dress is just the right size for each girl.

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Courtesy Mommy Life:

 

 

 

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… rise to the occasion.

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Then there’s Amazing Grace, same lead singer.

Her ministry’s website is here. God has given her great talent. May He continue to help her navigate the sometimes hazardous shoals of fame.

hat tip: GodVine

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