Saturday, August 30, 2008

It all makes sense

It all makes sense now. There's no comment section...and in place of that is the tagboard. A tagboard is a place where you can comment....and the comments just run in a constant a conversation. So, check it out if you wish.

Friday, August 29, 2008

The blog is pretty but not yet functional

So I was proud to make my blog this pretty....but now I have no idea what I'm doing. I don't know how to allow comments....which we all know is one of the best parts to a blog. Also....what's a tagboard?....for now just email me if you know....since there's no place for comments :) . So it's still under construction and I realize there are many undone parts. I hope to figure it all out soon....anyone with great blogging knowledge...feel free to share some of it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Is headstart really what it says it is?

So lately while spending day after day with 3 little very needy people....I've been wondering if Andrew would benefit from a preschool program. Kindergarten around here is full day and from what I can tell it's that way in many other places. So rather than throwing him into an all day program next year....which might be a big shock to his system....I thought maybe a half day preschool would help ease him into it. Since we're students...we're not exactly well off so it looks like headstart would be the program for us. Here's the deal though.....headstart has pretty low max income requirements and around 80 % of the attendees come from homes that make less than 15,000 a year. So at the risk of offending some I wonder if this is a good thing or a bad thing for Andrew....and I want some opinions....if you have them. On the one hand it could introduce Andrew to those less fortunate and maybe there wouldn't be any difference...or maybe those children would be more humble...which would be good for him. On the other hand maybe children coming from lower income homes have less interested parents and therefore are lacking the morals I want Andrew to be exposed to. I know eventually if he goes to public schools there are all kinds of kids lacking the morals I want him to have but he's still so little and impressionable. Sure I'd like to believe he'd say "hey...that's not mommy says we don't say that....or please be nice...yadda yadda".....but like I said he's still a little guy and these are the important years...and this year I have more control over who he'll be exposed to than in years to come...shouldn't I take advantage of that? So, would headstart give him a headstart.....or a potty mouth?

Monday, August 25, 2008

We too have become bloggers

Well it's finally happened....the moment you've all been waiting for.....The Ames family blog...filled with stories.....all you've ever wanted. Actually it's more of an outlet for me......and a way to keep people updated with info and photos.....much like many other blogs. So this will do for today.....signing off from good ol' Carbondale, IL......~Erin
.....don't worry there's more to come....I realize this is quite a short posting.