“Mom, where’s my backpack?”
“Mom, I can’t find my favorite shirt!”
“Mom, can you help me re-attach my head? It fell off again.”
Chances are, you’ve heard variations on the first two statements, and have probably imagined the third at some point. (Of course, if you’ve actually heard #3 above, you may be reading the wrong blog. Just sayin’...)
Our adult lives are hectic. There are always places to be and tasks to complete. Our kids’ lives are just as fast-paced much of the time. They have 22 minutes from waking until getting to the bus stop. They have 4 minutes in between classes to pop by their lockers and get their science notebook and to jam their sweaty gym clothes into a dark corner. And at the end of the day, with their minds on soccer practice or dance class or the latest gossip about who-said-what-to-whom, is it any surprise that they forget to bring home the paperback novel they’re reading for English homework?