But, in the end, I decided it is best to treat her like a misbehaving toddler and just ignore the behavior.
Instead, I bring you some good karma.
Do you know about Operation Beautiful? Go check it out.
Isn't that nice? Talk about your random acts of kindness.
I have a Facebook Friend who always posts lovely positive affirmations. And not in a Stuart Smalley way. Not that Stuart isn't wonderful, you understand. But FB Friend lacks Stuarts self-doubt.
Speaking of D.A.R.E., there seems to be something up at the French school. We got the following email from the PTA:
Subject: Information prévention des conduites à risque
Monsieur LXXXXX , Proviseur du lycée, nous charge de vous informer que l'intervention concernant la prévention des conduites à risque aura lieu dans les classes 4ème à Terminale pendant la semaine du 30 novembre, une séance plénière destinée aux parents sera programmée. Ces interventions seront conduites par deux experts français.
Le bureau de l’APENG
Even I understood this. It says something like
We're going to have an intervention regarding risky conduct for those students 8th grade and above.
So it doesn't apply to us. But it set The Spouse and me to puzzling: what kind of risky behavior?
"Doesn't say it's limited to flu," mused The Spouse. "Might be passing out condoms, for all I know."
But then we brainstormed a little and came up with this list:
- Crossing the Garden Ring while not using the underpass.
- Publishing an article about human rights abuses in Russia.
- Being on the street late at night or at any time if you are from Tatarstan.
- Not using the sidewalks in the winter.
- Using sidewalks in the winter.