Happy Mayan Friday


Are we still live, Jim? Or, is that a wrap? (If you haven’t seen this yet, you’ve been hiding under a rock. Or perhaps in a silo.)

Our old next door neighbor, Bill, dubbed our youngest son “Yoda” because he’s always been very wise. Here’s what Yoda has to say about Mayan Friday.

“It is the death of an era. But it’s the beginning of a new one.”

Insightful, right? For a 14-year-old? Of course, he also wanted to know if he had to go to school on Friday because he didn’t want to be working if there was a chance the world was going to come to an abrupt end. And, if he did have to go, if he could wear shorts since clearly it’s going to be hot according to this graph which he also popped up on his phone to show me. (Just a note here to all parents: can we make a collective agreement that our kids MUST no longer wear shorts at any temperature under 40 degrees? I’m being generous here with the temp. That way every morning I don’t have to have this battle only to arrive at school where 15 kids are in shorts and I have to yell, ” BECAUSE I’m not THEIR mother!” Work with me, here.)

My husband’s response to the skipping school comment was, “Tell him if the world ends, we’ll pick him up early.”

And as for you, I’m going to suggest you NOT go cash in on those Twinkies you bought on Ebay with the bet that tomorrow the calories aren’t going to count. That’d be a poor choice.

Instead, let’s enter into this new era with Yoda-like awareness at how much more we can be in this world with healthy bodies and minds behind us. Your world needs you!

And, seriously, please remember our agreement about the shorts.

About @jamieweil

Parent, teacher, writer, filmmaker, youth mental health advocate. Passionate about having new conversations surrounding youth mental/brain illness and suicide awareness. Author of YA novel, First Break, released Wednesday, October 10, 2018, World Mental Health Day and Intuition released October 2019. Available on Amazon, Kindle, and available for request through your local bookstore. (www.jamieweil.net). Concurrently producing the groundbreaking docuseries A Crazy Thought, a sharing of hope and help from the voice of a parent and teacher (www.acrazythought.com). Working with award-winning female filmmakers to bring about a new conversation in youth mental health.
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