So, you can teach life lessons to people in so many different ways

Today I had a mom/daughter date planned. Reading a book together, picnic and board game at a neighborhood area that is full of green grass and hills. It rained, so we decided to tweak it. We played a board game and watched Rocky 1-3. I know that is a weird movie choice, but we have done all of the children’s classics and I am introducing her to movies that were popular when I was a little tyke and they are now considered classics.

What these movies teach are so many things: courage,to never give up, you can be anything you want if you work hard enough, it doesn’t matter where you come from because you can still succeed, etc. I never in my life thought that I would use Rocky as teachable moment, but hey-whatever works!!!

I did not plan on it, but we had such a good time and I loved watching her watch a movie that is from what I think is a much simpler time. She was playing a game on her Kindle for 30 minutes of it, which is unusual because she doesn’t play her games that much, but besides that it was a wonderful bonding time. Cheering for the good and hard-working guy and booing Mr. T and the mean Russian guy.

My whole point of this post is that as a parent, there is always a way to connect with your child. I don’t want to hear the b.s. about your kid is addicted to technology. If they are, it is your fault. So do something about it! Live life in 3-D!

Good night!



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I have tons of education and don't use it! I am non-traditional and traditional rolled into one person. I am a Christian, but need work! I am conservative fiscally, but I could care less who someone marries. My favorite things to do are: hang out with my kid, watch movies, read, write, sing, dance, love, live life to the fullest! I love: my kid, my cat, my best guy D, God, rain, chocolate, Christmas, friends, cats, animals in general, honesty, avocados, love, Hallmark channel, iced coffee, Harry Potter, NYC, England, Italy, D.C., Paris and autumn.

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