Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA Protest - Free Advice (Random)

Mel had the idea that instead of shutting down in order to protest SOPA, we should share our best advice instead, to really focus on the wonderful things about the internet that we would have the potential to lose if SOPA passed.

  • Don't hide behind the camera.  This is one that took me a long time to realize.  While it is important to get those wonderful milestones/memories...don't let them pass you by while you are recording them.  There have been times that I have enjoyed the event/celebration so much more because I choose to participate rather than record.  
  • Children thrive when you give them enriching adventures in diversity.  Yes, take them to the museum and the zoo.  But also take them to a theatrical show, plays, dances, go to celebrations of the Chinese New Year.  Find things that are adventures not just for them, but for you. (My children have seen Chinese Acrobats, Drummers from Africa, Silent Movies with musicians playing, etc.)
  • Crockpots are awesome! Anything that can make your time more free for your family and yourself--it is worth it.
  • Reading is the single most important thing you can do.  It is the most important thing to teach your children--to enjoy Reading.



areyoukiddingme said...

I love your advice. My next plan is to take my little one to the symphony - she has expressed interest in Mozart, and I'd like to foster that. Makes for a nice contrast to the usual Katy Perry. :)

jhl said...

I miss reading. You're so right. :)

jjiraffe said...

I really like this, especially the adventures in diversity. My parents did these kinds of activities with us growing up, and we do them now, and it's the most fun times we have altogether.

marwil said...

I love reading and sometimes I think it might be a waste of time.. but nah, can't be.