Summer has arrived and for parents that can either be a blessing (kids are in camp or summer school ALL day with no homework in sight) or a curse (“I’m bored”, “I’m hungry”, “Can we go to Disney today?”).

It’s supposed to be a blessing for me as my kids are spending the first four weeks in either summer camp or summer school.  I thought I would have all this time to get so much done while they were gone–a veritable vacation for a homeschooling mom, but we’re almost a full two weeks in to the summer and I can’t account for the last 10 days.  I haven’t read a single book, haven’t taken a nap, certainly haven’t caught up on any new TV shows. Maybe I passed through a local wormhole and warped into the future. What have I done for the last two weeks?

Oh, yeah, I paid bills, I changed my health insurance, I washed dishes, fixed dinner, did laundry.  Who called this a vacation?

Anyway, apparantly with my recent memory wipe, I also haven’t completed a new blog entry for you.  And with my To-Do list growing ever larger, I don’t anticipate a one or two-hour block of time magically materializing in order for me to accomplish that. So, I’m going to fudge a bit.  I’m sending you something that takes less time to view than it does to read my blog and it’s just as thought-provoking.  At least it was for me.  It shouts out, “Careful what you say”.  It exclaims, “The pen is mightier than the sword”.  It confirms that the tongue (and by extension, the written word) has the power to change the world.

Enjoy.  CLICK to view.