Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stand Up

To honor Dr. King this week our spin topic is something we would or have taken a stand for.  I don't have any issues that I am passionate about.  Especially something that I have ever taken a stand for.  I guess I took a stand when I felt there were injustices at work but that really didn't get me anywhere.  But I think as a mother the one thing that I would always take a stand for would be my kids.  Thankfully they are still little and at daycare so I don't feel like they have faced any injustices there, but I'm sure as they get bigger there will be things that I have to do to help them get ahead.  I'm not talking crazy cheerleader mom from Texas killing people things, but making sure they are getting their fair shake in life.   Again, I know that life isn't always fair and I won't be able to be there for them their entire life but going through school and with friends I hope that if I see something that I don't think they can handle on their own and are really struggling it will be something that I will be able to.  Except Algebra.  I can't help them there.  Wow...this has really been a rambly post but I guess the main gist of it was I will always take a stand for my kids.  Period.

Make sure and go visit the other spinners to see what they have taken a stand on. 


gretchen said...

Amen, sister. I am right there with you. I can't think of a better cause to take up!

You're linked!

Sprite's Keeper said...

I totally see what you mean. Sprite is also in daycare, and while the injustices are limited, they do happen. Mostly, the stands I take are AGAINST my child. She's developed a bossy tendency and has been testing me repeatedly so my stands are for the rules and what she should be obeying. Kind of makes me the mean parent but... :-)

VandyJ said...

I stand up for Turbo, but it's becoming more a side line coaching situation--giving him the tools he needs to navigate the tricky world of kids.
But if something major came up, I'd take a stand for him in a heart beat.

Patty O. said...

I'm totally with you on this one. I sometimes surprise myself with the fierceness with which I defend my kids. My son has autism, so I foresee many more opportunities to stand up for him in the future. But what makes me so proud is that he will stand up for others, consequences be damned.

Peg said...

Been there, done that. I so agree. Anything that affects my kids I will make a stand for.

Very succinctly put. Great post.

Ginny Marie said...

Standing up for your kids! I love it. Parents should be advocates for their kids. It's just another way to show them your love. :)