Re: MOM and SON, DAD and LAD
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:55:17 -0400
On Thu, 18 Jul 1996, Marie E. Lackore wrote:
> > At 10:46 PM 7/17/96 +0000, Marie E. Lackore wrote:
> > >MOM and SON is not the same as Parent and Son, nor should it ever be.
> > > The MOM and SON relationship is a very special relationship, and the
> > >focus of our entire weekend is on the MOM and SON. Not a detail goes
> > ...
> > Commendable. And what do you do for those children who don't have mothers
> > or whose mothers cannot participate because of reasons beyond their control?
There is always going to be someone who can't participate in something
for reasons beyond anyone's control.
I assume that the mother who merely does not WISH to camp out in a damp
tent in the woods, sleep on lightly padded rocks, and eat burned oatmeal
for breakfast is permitted to keep her son home from this Mom and Son
event no matter how badly he wishes to go?
My son couldn't participate in day-long pool parties because I burn in
about 20 minutes (with SPF 45 at that).
My neighbor's son couldn't participate in the Gifted-and-Talented
program, because he wasn't.
I cannot participate in hikes, because of a back injury sustained when I
This is no reason to discontinue pool parties, the G&T program, or
hiking. Most of the male children in Boy Scouts will have one parent or
the other, or be able to do something that none of the others in the Pack
or Troop can do. This is an opportunity perhaps to teach that different
is neither better nor worse, it is merely ... different.
My opinion, of course; your mileage may vary.
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