The One Where I Call My DH a Nerd in Our Hometown Paper: The Washington Post!

April 23rd, 2010

TNT 1:2

Seriously, I did get his permission before sending the blog post off to education writer Valerie Straus at The Answer Sheet,  billed as a “school survival guide for parents and everyone else.”

“How could I argue?” he laughed.

In addition to being very smart, my darling husband of 11 years is very funny!

It was all for a good reason – I was trying to point out that my husband and I are far from slackers in the education department, but we are apparently slacker parents when it comes to how some families handle the rigors of assessment testing in the second grade. (Or so we’re told).

Anyway, you can check out the post here.  It’s called, “Who’s Afraid of the TerraNova 2 Test?

Would love to get your thoughts!

And yes, for someone who cut her teeth at local newspapers, studied journalistic ethics under Nat Hentoff, and regretfully left the newspaper industry, this little post has me more than tickled pink!

— Lynn

Copyright OrganicMania 2010

6 Responses to “The One Where I Call My DH a Nerd in Our Hometown Paper: The Washington Post!”

  1. Micaela on April 23, 2010 9:32 am

    LOVE the post Lynn! My 9 year old just finished up testing this week too. We got the “get a good night’s sleep” and “eat a good breakfast” advice too. But then they give the kids tons of candy during testing to help get them through. Go figure!

  2. Joe on April 23, 2010 10:31 am

    Good stuff, Lynn. Parents sometimes forget how much influence they have in helping their children know what is important. And not important.

    Being called nerdy is a good thing!

  3. Lynn on April 24, 2010 2:30 pm

    Thanks, Joe! I always love when my token male readers leave a comment too! :)

    And yes, I always tell the young ladies that “nerds” make the best husbands! :)

  4. Lynn on April 24, 2010 2:31 pm

    Yikes, Micaela…I can’t believe they feed them candy during testing. No wait, I can.

    Maybe that’s Food Revolution: Part 2 ?!

  5. sher on April 24, 2010 2:51 pm

    LOL, LA! oh well. at least he can say he was “in” the post, lol.

  6. Lynn on April 24, 2010 3:29 pm

    :) Yes, he’s got a good sense of humor! :)

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