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October 9, 2008

The Love Affair Is Over

A while ago I wrote about Porter’s infatuation with our current president.  I don’t, and have never, shared his love, but I didn’t feel that it was my place to prevent Porter from exploring different types of friendships.

In this month’s Lipstick magazine I have an article that updates the story a bit.  You can read it here at Porter’s Pen Pal.  (I’m having a bit of trouble with the link; I hope it works for you.)

I wrote that article several months ago, and in the interim there’s been a marvelous development.  Porter’s best friend moved to Mississippi (that’s not marvelous; that was tragic) and began writing him letters.  And just like that, Porter switched his attention from W and began writing Mac, asking about his new school and telling him the latest adventures with Feathers.  I’ll admit it’s a relief not to receive those glossy pictures of George and Laura every week.

In other household news, for years I’ve told the boys they’re responsible for putting their needs on the grocery list.  Need a poster board for an upcoming project?  Don’t tell me– write it on the list.  Every so often we discuss “wants” vs “needs” and they’ve pretty much quit writing Cocoa Puffs on the list.  My mom didn’t buy chocolate cereal for me, so the law of irrational parenting says I cannot give it to them.

The list in its current state contains a strange request:

blood

which Porter hastened to assure me is a need.  It’s October, after all, and time to get used to the sight of blood.  As long as it doesn’t end up on my furniture, I’m okay with it.

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Two years ago in My Tiny Kingdom: Crime & Punishment

(This one still breaks my heart, and some people were critical of our parenting in this instance, but looking back, I think we made the right decision).

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9 Responses to “The Love Affair Is Over”

  1. You’ve got yourself a mensch for a son. I love that boy.

    liz’s last blog post..She’s OUT!

  2. Maybe I shouldn’t mention Boo is going to be McCain for Halloween. I don’t worry about pen letters to W, but if I could get McCains addy, he’d be inundated. Boo met him years ago, and proclaimed him as his hero ever since.

    I thought you did Crime and Punishment well.

  3. I’m glad you linked to that Crime & Punishment post. I was just talking about it to my husband the other day and I had remembered it wrong. I though you had disagreed that he needed to be punished at school but still had to follow your own rule about punishing at home.

    Peeved Michelle’s last blog post..Satan Lives Downstairs.

  4. Fake blood. Hmm.

    Also, did he request Proscuitto!!??

    Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for children’s last blog post..Floral galoral

  5. I miss those long thought provoking posts!

  6. I love that prosciutto is a need. Not sure if I’d buy fake blood, but I have a few years to loosen up.

    Alison’s last blog post..A Book Review (and Possibly More than You Wanted to Know about My Crazy)

  7. This list business is pure genius.

    My 8-year-old daughter corresponds with POTUS too. Although we respect her privacy (sort of), as liberals we are burning with curiosity as to the contents of her letters.

    She’s not saying.

    jamie’s last blog post..Lunch in Andalusia

  8. yes I’m here to comment on the prosciutto as well — spectacular!

    (unless it’s a halloween prop as well – in which case I say cheap ham will do the trick)

    momumo’s last blog post..you ever open your big fat ass mouth and…

  9. I used to make little note sheets for myself even in college to learn the French words just before the test. I guess they could have interpreted as cheat sheets. I just could have never figured out how to pull them out to really cheat so I didn’t. …This was a comment to your two year old post.

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