May 192011
 
THURSDAY
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This week’s question:
In contrast to last week’s question–What do you think of censoring books BECAUSE of their intended age? Say, books too “old” for your kids to read?

My response:

  Another thought provoking question, at least for me since it has been years since my sons were “boys”.  But as I look back into the recesses of my mind, the answer is Yes, I did censor, what they read. 
  I was fortunate to be a SAHM and feel that I knew 99% of the time what they did and what they read.  We would take frequent trips to bookstores where they were allowed to choose books, but I could guide them in choosing certain books and overall, since I was paying, had final decision.  On our trips to the library, I again, would let them “pick out their books” but always from the sections that were age appropriate.  As they got older, and I gave them more freedom, their maturity level and Mom’s instinct kicked in.  Since I was a “hands on” Mom, I felt that I knew when they were ready for changes and even though they were close in age, each one was different as to when the changes took place.
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Hosted by Lori from Dollycas’s Thoughts

From Lori’s site:
It struck me recently how much time I spend on this computer every day, blogging, chatting or playing games on Facebook, emailing friends and relatives, making cards and calendars, etc. etc. etc.
We depend on each other for book reviews, giveaways, encouragement, friendship, but how well do we really know each other?
So that is what this meme is all about, getting to know each other.

WEEK 38 QUESTIONS
1. When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
My cousin taught 2nd grade and I remember her picking me up (I think I was in 2nd or 3rd grade at the time) to help her decorate her classroom before school started. I remember having so much fun and thinking how special I was to actually be helping A TEACHER.  And since she was my only female cousin, out of a bunch of male cousins, I wanted to be just like her!!!

2. Did you go to college?
Yes

3. Do you attend your high school or college reunions?
No, maybe someday.

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