The other night I read on someone blog that Subway was having a writing contest for kids. But in the rules they specifically exclude home schools from being able to enter the contest. And this person being a homeschooling family was a little miffed at that. And at first when I read that person’s blog I was upset for all homeschoolers everywhere too. I thought how unfair for Subway to not include them in the contest. And then there was this whole line of thought that was going through my head about why this was unfair and so on.
Then I read this blog today. And she makes a very good point. The grand prize is $5000 for playground equipment for the school the winning child attends. And really I live in a rental house and even if I did homeschool my kids I would not have anywhere to put $5000 worth of playground equipment. So this is a very good example of making sure that I really think about something before I speak my mind.
There is a time to express your opinion on any issue. I just have to remind myself to think before I speak.