I saw this video last night and it cracked me up. He is just so cute and this is so funny to me.
Then...I read some comments regarding and many people don't think this is cute AT.ALL. In fact...folks are seeing he needs to be spanked for talking back and that the mother is not disciplining him properly and this will make it difficult for him to do well in school, etc.
I mean...can you spank a strong personality out of a child?
What do YOU think? Cute or a symptom of poor parenting?
I have seen Shelly make this face before and it scared me to my core. In slow motion I saw Coley step in harm's way and I quickly tried to save him before she went into full YOU THINK I'M PLAYING WITH YOU!!!!!???????? mode.
A friend told me of a relative who put his teenager son out for acting a donkey's butt and then they called all the family members and told them to not let him stay with them. I was like...that's cold bruh. That's cold.
The teenager ended up sleeping in his car while the standoff was ongoing. If you put your teenage kid out to teach them a lesson...where would they go? Would you go so far as to tell relatives to not provide a safe haven for him/her?
Since Beyonce's last album secretly dropped, the more I listen to it, the more I love it. You've all heard what everyone else has said about this album, it's sexy, liberating, honest, raw. It's all of that.
When I heard Beyonce and JayZ were opening the Grammy's, well, I already knew they were going to drop "Drunk in Love" on us. No need for me to wonder if it would be something the little kids should watch because well...information is readily available on these here internets. Even if I hadn't seen the video and heard the song it would have been easy for me to find out what it was all about.
Surfboard kinda takes on a different meaning and well...you figure that out pretty quickly.
It didn't take the internet long to explode after the performance because it was "soft porn" and the kids were up watching the Grammy's. How do we explain this to our kids? What about all the little girls who look up to Beyonce and want to be her? What did that performance teach them?
Well...it should definitely teach them that their parent's aren't utilizing technology properly because all of that could have been avoided had you added up 2 plus 2 and put your parental hat on while considering poor little woo-woo's innocent eyes. I agree it wasn't kid appropriate but I also don't trust award shows to be kid appropriate. Anything can break off. Sandra Bullock just dropped an 'F' bomb on an award show.
Not kid appropriate.
And the list can go on.
What is/was your take on the outrage? Did you have any thoughts regarding? Did your kids watch? How old are they?
There are lots of random movies that I adore. Like...I could watch them over and over again and generally do whenever I run into them on television. "Billy Elliot" is one of those movies. I ADORE that movie and it just makes me smile and smile and smile.
See...Billy didn't come from the sort of family who even knew what the ballet was. In fact...when questioned about why he loves ballet during his interview...he's honest when he tells them that he doesn't know how he even got interested in it in the first place.
I love the kids. When they aren't showing their behind. When they are showing their behind...I don't have a second to spare for them.
But mostly...I love the kids.
A kid invited me to a fundraiser for their school recently at Red Robin. I thanked them for inviting me and told the kid I wasn't going to be able to make it.
The kid was cool and kept it moving saying, "Maybe next time."
SIP: Not even if Jesus, Joseph, Mary, Oprah and Joaquin Phoenix were serving.
I remember when I used to get me a 6 piece kid's meal at Chick Fil A (back in the days before Dan Cathy crowed about his perfect family being married to their first wives and anti-gay crap) and I'd see families pouring in for fundraisers and it used to make me go hmmmmmmm...
Recently I asked Mr. Google about the restaurant school fundraiser stuff and found that fast food restaurants across the country host these fundraisers and they are major money makers. ESPECIALLY McTeacher's Night.
Does your child's school have them? Do you participate? How do you feel about them? Do you think about them AT ALL?
I was with a group of friends recently and we were discussing teenagers dating. We were a mixed group of women. All ages and skin colors.
I listened as some of the women spoke about how their first boyfriend was when they were 13 years old. One woman said her boyfriend would come over and study or watch television with her and have dinner with her family. She would go to his house sometimes too, but not as much.
I remember once where a friend's parents had an argument in front of her child and the child freaked out and cried hysterically because she'd never seen a mommy and daddy argue and she thought it was something very, very bad. Like...end of the world bad. Why? Because her parents never argued in front of her so she had this fairy tale opinion of communication.
You know...where nobody ever gets mad.
She'd get overly sensitive at school too when it came to criticism because she lived in a happy place at home.
What do you think about that? Do you think it's a good thing? Did your parents argue/fight in front of you?
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I asked someone today how was their daughter and she responded, "Oh, she's fine now. We're just waiting until the next bout of girl drama." And she laughed. Apparently...girls have far more drama than boys in her opinion as she is the mother to both. What say you? Do girls have more drama. What was the last bout of girl drama you had to deal with as a parent?
Were you MADE to do stuff you didn't want to do because your parents didn't want you sitting around doing nothing?
I know we had to do a physical sport and a club. My parents were ADAMANT about the physical sport even if you sucked at it. You had to DO something so you could learn how to be a part of a team and interact with people outside of the classroom. You were not allowed to do nothing and not have any obligations at all.
What about your parents? What about your kids? Did/do you require them to be active participants in organizations and sports at school? Why or why not?
I was talking to a friend the other day and she was sharing that she has a problem accepting help from people no matter who it is. When someone offers her help with something...she automatically says, "That's okay, I can do it." She realized that this has been a problem in the relationships she's had and that more than a couple of her exes have shared this frustration with her.
But she says she can't help herself.
The other day she was being really reflective and wondered if it was because she's a single mother. She said when her child was younger, it was just easier to do everything herself instead of giving someone the opportunity to disappoint her when it came to doing things for her child. She wondered if it became so second nature to her to get it done herself...that it became second nature in every aspect of her life.
Single mothers...do you have the same stance on life? Do you think you have a problem with accepting help from anyone because you learned you can only count on yourself? Do you think it's easier to do what you need done YOURSELF? Do you have a problem letting others in because of this?