Here’s the issue. On March 13th the girls got their long time wish. They got a Bernedoodle puppy “Suki” with all kinds of excitement, promises and signed contracts to do what was necessary to take care and train it.
One hundred and one days later, the puppy is so hyper and smart, it’s being a rascal. Suki knows how to learn her training skills in one or two tries for treats, but in reality will only come when she feels like it. She learned how to communicate by barking and uses it to an excess to get attention.
Suki gets bored and barks when Mom is on her business calls because her attention is not available. The girls have kept their promise, but are not as enthusiastic and complaining about taking Suki on the walks and exercise needed. The 13-yr-old says, “‘I’ve changed my mind about wanting all kinds of animals.”
In her book, THE GENIUS OF WOMEN, Kaplan suggests, “Geniuses need coaching and mentoring.” Therefore, children, genius or not, need good parenting to stay on track when life gets “hard”.
Tonight, Grandma is bored with Covid Isolation, still get a few tears feeling lonely without a partner, tired of political news and finding it “tough” to decide what I want to do with my new life.
Maybe it’s time for me to learn more? Time to take my own advice? Time to listen to Grandpa say, “Gambatte!”
Today, I re-listened to Dr. Jordon Peterson suggesting “writing and reading” as one of the main ways to cope with life’s problems. I found the YouTube ROOM FOR DISCUSSION video interview a couple days ago.
According to Emma Whitford, “only two-thirds of college students in the United States have ever written a paper that's 10 pages or longer. This statistic is part of a new report by Primary Research Group, based on a survey of 1,140 college students at four-year institutions in the United States about the writing and grammar instruction that they’ve received and how much additional instruction they believe they need.”
I write, but I can set a goal to be known as a writer as MY legacy?