1- Wait But Why‘s Tim Urban is a fascinating human with fascinating ideas. It took me a solid 30 minutes to read his latest Q&A post. But I have to say, it was better than my usual (prior) Insta scroll.
(And if you haven’t seen this post of his . . . I highly recommend checking it out.)
2- More Angela Duckworth! You guys, my obsession with her is only growing. I just love the way she thinks, her ideas, and her overall vibe. She is interviewed by Steve Levitt on the most recent Freakonomics ep: How To Manage Your Goal Hierarchy. Of course . . . I love the idea of a goal hierarchy influencing what we do.
(Also: I’m not sure I’ve ever actually read her book, Grit!? Ordering now.)
3- Do you reward your kids for good grades? Annabel had an excellent report card and informed me that many of her classmates are getting paid — either per card, or per grade.
I told her we would do something to celebrate (ie: Dairy Queen) but something just feels not-quite-right about paying for grades. On that note, some dad on the soccer field last week was going on about how he paid his kids for goals + assists. This also seemed . . . wrong. Am I missing something?
(And what would Angela Duckworth say about this?)
4- I did order a Simplified Daily to try! I went with Happy Stripe. I used a $10 coupon to soften the blow a bit (though shipping was ~$10, just a warning!).
Now I am left with an orphan month though since my Day Designer ends on June 30 and this one doesn’t start until August. I will probably jump into a Full Focus I have lying around because why not. It’s very easy to switch daily planners (weekly, less so).
5- For the record (and to offset yesterday’s rant) I just feel I have to report that the kids were SOOOO much better last night! Not perfect, but better. I will take it.
HAPPY FRIDAY. It is a chock-full one for me but I am looking forward to the weekend (JOSH IS OFF!). Anticipating soccer/tennis + swimming. ALOS I have a bike now, so probably some family neighborhood rides (G goes in a hitch on Josh’s bike).