Deadlines & Transitions- Boring Headlines

The experts will tell you it is a mistake to use a bland headline like Deadlines & Transitions which is why I added “Boring Headlines” to it.

Call that my attempt to manipulate the situation so that more folks would click and enter. But before we hit the meat of the post it is time to include part of our soundtrack.

Teenagers, Preteens & Deadlines

The school year is rapidly heading towards winter break and with it comes the avalanche of finals, papers and projects.

Or viewed from another way, a ridiculous number of deadlines to be managed by children who may not be interested in receiving advice or suggestions from parents who have been there.

In the days of my youth, I was told what it means to be a man,
Now I’ve reached that age, I’ve tried to do all those things the best I can.

And you thought Led Zeppelin couldn’t be used to help a father describe and or explain parenting.

Now for the next part of our soundtrack.

One of my very favorite Simon & Garfunkel songs, one that always makes me look backward and smile and then remind myself to look around now and smile today.

So here I sit thinking about the present and the importance of being present.

Thinking about how much time I should spend reminding my kids to focus on their tasks and how much should be left to them.

It is always about letting them fall and figure out how to get back up without having their spirit broken in the process.

There is a balance between it all, a rhythm that exists but I can’t say I know where it truly starts and ends.

I do it by touch and feel and hope not to screw it up too much.

The end game is simple, raise kids who know how to be productive and self-sufficient people.

It is funny how quickly the transitions go. One moment the children are babies and or toddlers that you always have to watch and the next they are in high school.

If you don’t pay attention it is easy to miss so much.

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The next video might age me in some eyes, because not everyone catches the Chariots of Fire life is a race reference, gut I don’t care because I love it.

When The Mist Clears

The feature photo at the top of the page is nice, not my favorite shot ever but it serves a purpose.

It reminds me about how hard it is to predict certain things and that you never really know until you walk into the mist and see what lies beneath.

At the moment my race feels more like I am Daniel Day-Lewis in Last Of The Mohicans and with that I’ll leave you the video below because I have to run and run hard.

4 Comments

  1. Larry December 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I have to say – I hated Chariots of Fire. I saw it as a kid – well, actually, I slept through most of it. I thought it was the most boring thing ever and could not wait for it to end.

  2. Gail December 7, 2016 at 6:29 am

    My kids are both young (four and one), but I can already envision them as school age, teens and older. Weird to think about. It’s definitely a tough stage, but what isn’t? Trying to enjoy it as much as possible.

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