Candid Reflections

September 2, 2008

A Little Boost of Confidence

Filed under: Everything Else, Homeschool — Tags: — candid reflections @ 2:12 pm

Every hero has it- a specific conduit to his source of strength; for Samson, it was his own long hair, Popeye ate spinach, and Batman put on a fancy cape. 

Well, I’m happy to announce that I’ve found the spur which nudges and stirs notions of strength and virility within my three little fellas.     













I’m so glad I’ve finally found it; the spinach for my little Popeyes… the capes for my little supermen… the stimulation they need to stand up straight and conquer the world.

And to think I hold such life giving power at the tips of my fingers… 



















Just look at them, they’re bursting with confidence… in their minds, there’s nothing they can’t conquer.  Notice that little twerp kissing his muscles!










School starts tomorrow.  I’m thinking, instead of stickers and bonus points, I’m going to carry around a pair of sheering scissors and a comb on my clip-board.  When they come across that math equation that seems near impossible, or the paragraph that they claim is just not within them, then out will come the clippers and Wha-lah!, instant confidence …the heros will emerge and the school work will be completed without the shedding of a single tear!  Why didn’t I think of this sooner???

School is gonna be a breeze this year! …either that, or my kids are gonna look like they picked up a case of mange.


  1. Very handsome fellas you have there, and great hair cuts. Love the photos

    Comment by Toni — September 2, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

  2. hahahehehoho, ahem. I just spewed out my coffee seeing your son kissing his bicep!!! What a total hoot! BOYS!
    And for the record … you give GREAT haircuts! My husband has forbidden me giving my boys any more haircuts. Now that job falls decisively in his realm.
    I absolutely adore the obvious camaraderie your boys share.

    Comment by Susan Keller — September 3, 2008 @ 5:38 am

  3. Thanks Toni. Between their dad and three boys, I’ve had enough practice! I cringe though, to imagine what their hair looked like when I first started learning!

    Susan, aren’t we blessed to have ’em???…they have enough testosterone to make the world go ’round! and to keep us in our stitches!

    Comment by candid reflections — September 4, 2008 @ 5:57 am

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