Fiber is a jealous mistress.
Once you add it to your day to day regimen, it begins getting really possessive about your time.
Specifically, your bathroom time.
And you better not be late, heaven help you then.
She has comments about what you eat, what time you get up in the morning, and what time you go to bed.
If you think I am kidding, try taking a fiber supplement for a week and tell me if I’m wrong.
Don’t get me wrong, the benefits are awesome.
Its like joining the military for your intestines, and boot camp can be rough in the beginning.
That being said, lets move on.
Bullying is in the news.
My son was bullied.
It was a crappy period of life.
A school deals with hundreds of kids, while I have just the one.
And one of the bigger issues is that the teachers and the schools still don’t take it serious.
I have dealt with little, private church schools, those are the worst.
The principal is never all that qualified, its always someones semi-competent, but not really, wife.
The teachers are usually newly minted teachers that never caught on elsewhere.
Which mean they are almost as bad as the principal in terms of getting shit done correctly.
An excellent tactic is that, when you have an issue that has really pissed you off, is to go into the school office, walk right past the receptionist with one hand raised.
The principal’s door is always open, which I always take as an open invitation, even if she is on the phone.
Nothing ends a phone call quicker than a pissed off parent loudly declaring “Are you busy?” and then sitting down.
The bullying stopped about as quickly as it started.
And here is what I took away from it.
Teachers AND principals need to be involved. (Remember that you are not bothering anyone, and if bullying is going on, rocking the boat is the first order of business.)
Make sure your child gets nothing but acceptance and love from you.
Be realistic. (I saw a thing on the news about a child who, despite being 9 years old and a boy, he is quite the fan of My Pretty Pony. He also seemed a little immature. Bullying is wrong, but this kids mother pretty much did her best to get him bullied. And wonder of wonders, he got bullied.)
Martial arts are a good thing. I don’t recommend the striking arts, they teach how to damage, but not necessarily control. Judo, jiu-Jitsu, wrestling are my recommendations. They teach control over all.
In the end, it really comes down to what kind of kid you are raising, but never forget that, no matter how much you truly believe your child could never be a bully, they can.