It's not enough to encourage your kid to do things for himself. You have to be a free range parent, see? And you're a homeschooler? Yawn. What we need parents to be goes beyond even your regular no-rules unschooling because it begins in infancy. It's called Elimination Communication or "undiapering." Crap you not (ha ha). Eventually your child will decide on his own to use the toilet, but meanwhile, do not coerce or bribe your child. Don't get all judge-y because that would be wrong or stifle his creativity or something. Just think of it as a four-year-long game of "Hide the Nugget."
I do not want to share an apartment with these people, thankyouverymuch.
An earlier version of this story had the bookstore refusing to discuss the incident. But basically, some old man is wandering about the kids' section and is asked to leave. The new version of the story specifies that he is a doctor of some kind; the old simply stated he had EGYPTIAN descent. The new story? Leaves that fact out!! Hm. Ok, so what is the real story? Was he taking too long browsing, and it creeped the mommies out that he might actually speak to their toddlers? Was he acting weird? Was the clerk overly frightened of old Muslim guys who are interested in board books? What gives?
Stories like this make me want to call the bookstore and Mr. Amin myself and figure out the mystery. Except I have lots of other things to do with my day. One of them is not googling "Shanghai Composite Index," reading the numbers backwards, and making my own political implications based on the numbers. And seriously. The Chinese government is spending time and money blocking their own citizens from seeing this? Just whyy and do they really not have anything else to do?
This makes me wonder what is being blocked HERE in America, but I'm too lazy to spew out odd terms and then read stuff backwards and make stuff up and then get upset that it's blocked after I got a billion of my friends to also read it backwards and think about stuff that happened over 20 years ago.
Maybe if I wanted some excitement I could just say, "Pork team exercise snow China flu!" and see how much attention I get from my good friends at the government. Really! Welcome, Department of Homeland Security readers! Be sure to click the "follow" tab on the side of the blog so you are sure to never miss an update. Enjoy your visit! :)