Quote This: Dav Pilkey on how grown-ups are bonkers

Blog E in disguise

It’s been said that adults spend the first two years of their children’s lives trying to make them walk and talk…

…and the next sixteen years trying to get them to sit down and shut up.

Dav Pilkey,
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People

Yeah… we do, don’t we? Mebbe we should try to be just a little less unreasonable and hypocritical, eh? Just an idea as the season for New Year’s resolutions comes upon us…

I’m reading Captain Underpants to the four-year-old. Who is captivated. We’re high brow intellectuals over here, honest.

Nothing By The Book and Undogmatic Unschoolers are both going on holiday hiatus until January. Stalk us on Instagram if you miss us, or stroll through the archives–and I’ll see you in 2014.

Oh, but before I disappear… someone with an incredible social network has shared a couple of NBTB posts SOMEWHERE, because they’re exploding again. If you want to know what everyone else is reading (and I know none of you are sheep… but you’re probably just a bit curious, right?), these are the three on-fire posts:

My kids are quitters. Wanna make something out of it?

How we teach children to lie, without realizing it #attachmentparenting

and, enraging the Interwebs again:

The AP Hair Style: I don’t brush my children’s hair. It’s a massive philosophical thing. Really

Photo: Children are also bonkers. At least that one, in that moment. But isn’t that what makes life fun?