So the other day it was Mother's Day.
My absolute favoritest You Tube video IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE is Mother's Day themed. I think I embed it into my blog Every. Single. Year. That's because it's made of epic win.
And also: Because it is my life.
My ENTIRE life.
Since I have two older sons. And they basically relate to each other Just. Like. This:
And can I just say?
You people with daughters?
Cute, adorable, dainty little daughters?
Meal times look like this:
Those of us with teenage sons?
Meal times look more like this:
The only thing that keeps mealtimes from looking *exactly* like that is if the teenage guy in question is trying to eat while also doing something else at the same time.
(For example, if he's trying to eat while also playing electronic games on something hand held.)
At which point, meal times could also look like this:
Table manners and hygiene.
Boys care about neither.
I have no idea how in the world I will marry either of mine off someday.
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In other newz, the last time I blogged, I talked about how James and Zachary traveled around China a bit and how they saw that schooling in China can be muuuuuch different than schooling in America. (To be continued, by the way.)
Well, after reading that, a State pal of mine here in China sent me a link to a really, REALLY whacked news story that really brings home just how *totally different* things can be here in China for high schoolers!
Basically, in China, any high school student wanting to go to college must take this HUGE test that is so huge it makes the SAT or ACT look like kindergarten. It's *so huge* that the outcome of that single test literally governs the direction of the rest of their lives. (The test has been called "the life-and-death turning point" for Chinese high school students.)
Their whole lives, all the opportunities they may or may not ever be given... which colleges they can or can not attend (or if they can attend AT ALL)... which careers they may and may not pursue... are boiled down to the results of this one single test.
And while preparing for that incredibly important test, some Chinese high school students are hooked up to IV drips. IN THE CLASSROOM:
Talk about something that wouldn't happen in the U.S. You can read all about it here.
Utter WOW...you know?