Wednesday, April 26, 2006

"I won't grow up...."

I'll never grow up,
never grow up,
never grow up
Not me!
Not I,
Not me!

We are in the midst of Peter Pan plan rehearsals here at SpunkyHomeschool. My three older children are in the pit orchestra for the performance. That means they are practicing their music constantly. And if they're not practicing, one of them is listening to it on CD. The unintended consequence is that my little two year old, Elaina, is singing "I won't grow up" all day long.

It's cute at two and I wish it were true. But how about at 22?

Frustrated and angry, this father attempted to shoot the computer because his son sat around all day and refused to grow up.

Joseph Langenderfer, 44, was arrested Monday afternoon at his home. His 22-year-old son, Tim, called 9-1-1, saying he and his dad were arguing and his dad had just shot at him.The older Langenderfer reportedly told deputies he was mad that his son had not done the laundry and was spending all his time playing games on their computer.
This is so sad for both the father and the son. Thankfully, the father has bad aim and missed both the computer and son. The father is now sitting in a jail cell on charges of attemtped murder. Seems some boys are just not that motivated to work.

A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother. Proverbs 10:1

However, it is good to know that not all young men are wasting their time away sitting around playing computer games. Such is the case with the wonderful homeschooled teens Jake and Alex at Still Thinking. They just launched the website of Justice Tom Parker. No matter what you may think of Judge Parker's politics, the website is outstanding.

Still Thinking also designed the website of Spunky Homeschool and Regenerate Our Culture. I'm glad to see them grow up and move on to bigger and better things. (Hey Jake and Alex, Do you do the laundry too?!)

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