Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Mistakes We Make

I was in court this morning. While there, I saw an attorney make an embarrassing mistake. Actually, this attorney provided information to the senior attorney in his firm that was wrong - and the judge pointed it out to the senior attorney. The senior attorney wasted no time in telling the junior associate that an error like that "can NEVER happen again."

The sad thing is, I don't think the mistake mattered much to the younger attorney.

At dinner tonight, we had "breakfast for dinner" complete with buttermilk pancakes. Sadly though, I used all-purpose flour instead of self-rising, so the pancakes were practically inedible. Casey pointed out that everyone makes mistakes, but it's okay. DH and I explained how sometimes mistakes are small, and no one gets hurt. However, there are mistakes that people might make where the result is very, very bad.

I think the senior attorney and his junior associate could both benefit from the conversation DH and I had with Casey. Mistakes happen, and sometimes people get embarrassed, but in the courtroom, no one got hurt by this morning's mistake. That said, no matter how small the mistake, it is a learning experience.

The young associate should double check the research next time.

And I need to pay closer attention to my ingredients!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Elbow-deep in History

Although I've been homeschooling my oldest since August of last year, we're just now starting History. We're using Story of the World, Volume 1 - the Ancients. There are some GREAT activities I hope we'll get to do. So far, we've had an archaeological dig and made the Red Crown of Lower Egypt and the White Crown of Upper Egypt. Even my son gets in on the action! As you can see from the picture of my "kings," they have a much more peaceful approach to uniting Ancient Egypt.

By the way, as I was uploading the photos, Casey pointed out that the date on the pictures is wrong. Oops!