Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What I know: Parenting - Exposure

By Jennifer Texada

I am going to do things a little different this time. I have moved the blog to a new location

So here are the first few paragraphs of the the most recent post. Click the link at the end to read the entire post.

For the last few days of spring break I took my girls out to the Lake Livingston National Park in Livingston Texas to go camping. Yes camping, in tents in the woods with dirt and campfires and all of that. We had a pretty great time. We hiked on a little trail, and got up early and went fishing. My youngest daughter touched her first worms. It was beautiful, relaxing and cheap.
I realize that dirt is not for everyone, but dirt and worms aside; I know that my daughters will remember that experience for the rest of their lives. They also learned that if they can put up a tent, and bait a hook, then they can probably do anything if they put their mind to it.
I believe that the limitations we put on ourselves are purely mental. When I told my friends what I was doing, a few of them said “Whaaat, black people don’t camp!” Read the rest of What I know: Parenting - Exposure