It’s Friday, winter is holding on, isn’t it? We missed that bad snow storm that hit Kansas City real bad a few days ago, thank goodness. It snowed all day Wednesday but since the temperature was above freezing, it melted the second it hit the ground. It was pretty looking at the big, fluffy snowflakes falling, you could see the pattern in the snowflakes. That being said, I am ready for spring…I know I’ve said that every week for the past month. I promise not to complain when it’s 100 degrees and the humidity is so thick that you can’t breathe….I really do promise.
It’s mom brag day. The school district I live in has a program during Black History Month to celebrate and acknowledge the academic achievements of all students of color that has a cumulative GPA of 3.5. My girls have been part of this celebration since we’ve moved in this district. I’m very proud of them, they both take their education very serious as they should, because I don’t play. I had a conversation with my youngest a few weeks ago, she told me that the kids at school told her that 7th grade doesn’t count. I gave that girl the serious side eye, then I took that moment as another teachable moment for my daughter. I’m real old school when it comes to what you do now will affect you in the future. It doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, because I’ve had some good times, but I just made decisions that I knew would pay off as I got older. I explained to my daughter that if she wants to be an attorney, she must take school serious and not play and try to wait until your senior year to get busy.
This is an honor, these children are chosen because of their academic success, therefore I required my children to put on decent clothing. In my opinion, this is preparing them for dressing for success whether they are an attorney, teacher or entrepreneur. I am preparing my children to work hard and understand that no one will give you handouts, no one. Yes, I can be hard on them, especially when it comes to education, but I love them and they will appreciate it when they are doing whatever it is they chose to do with their lives. I am extremely proud of my girls.
I’m not gonna write a dissertation about this, but I will say that Quvenzhané Wallis is a 9 year old child. We should keep rude, hurtful and ignorant remarks about children out of our writings whether small blogs like mine, or large organizations like The Onion. Children don’t understand satire, and she has the right to correct or help you with the pronunciation of her name. It’s difficult yes, but just take your time, sound it out and say the name. I can’t remember who I saw interviewing her but they told her, we’re just gonna call you “Annie”. I don’t blame her, that’s not her name, her momma didn’t name her Annie. She was adorable on the Red Carpet.
Do yo watch American Idol? If so, check out Curtis Finch, Jr., he attends my church and is a very talented singer. I haven’t seen him sing on the show, but the boy can sing. It will be very exciting how far he makes it on the show. Good luck Curtis!
Source: Facebook Curtis Finch Jr. American Idol page
The season finale of Mary Mary was on tonight, it was a little different this season. I don’t know if it was because of them both having children, touring and everything but they were constantly at each other this season. Working with family is hard, I can only imagine if you have a camera following you around for several months at a time too. I’m not sure if they decided to break up or what, but a break is what I would suggest for them. It was a lot of bickering and Tina was under too much stress, she was always one step from losing it on everyone. Wishing them the best. I watch too much TV.