Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 70714 posts
status 12th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" Smurf isn't a bad word. :lol:"</blockquote>




:lol:

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 70714 posts
status 12th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" It's like a lost art now, lol. We'd be out in the woods riding our bikes, or building our fort, and we'd hear his whistle. We always knew what it meant!"</blockquote>




My mom did the whistle with her fingers in her mouth. We knew if we heard that we better haul ass. Chances were she'd already called for us at least once

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8555 posts
12th Apr '13
Quoting homes cool:" Yea. There's a family here who's children are so sheltered, and so sensitive like that. They're also ... [snip!] ... to go 100% either way. I want my kids to be able to stand on their own two feet when it comes to what they believe and why."


I wouldn't describe my friend that way. She's bright, but she has a very distorted sense of the world and her own place in it. But then again, I know people like that with all different kinds of backgrounds. She's just really, really angry about being "robbed" of a standard education, and she's sort of consumed by that. There are other things too though. Most of her family "disowned" her because she's gay...idk, they're all a mess, with priorities I can't understand.



You and I have some gigantic differences of opinion on this stuff and I don't want to be pushy or judgey here. So I don't want this to sound like I'm trying to start a debate, I know you aren't into that. I'm just rambling here.
But for me, I'd rather have my kids get an education based in academia instead of the Bible. I don't personally see the value in teaching all the subjects through a faith-based filter. I'd rather have my girls learn about the world and then reach their own conclusions about the force(s) behind nature. I think it makes kids smarter and more creative thinkers when they are challenged to form their own ideas.



I'll stop now.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
12th Apr '13
Quoting Stfu Squirrel:" I wouldn't describe my friend that way. She's bright, but she has a very distorted sense of the world ... [snip!] ... I think it makes kids smarter and more creative thinkers when they are challenged to form their own ideas. I'll stop now."


You're fine. I don't mind the difference of opinion. I'd like my child to immediately have a solid foundation of what we believe, and why. After that I'll feel more comfortable to include more secular curricula into our days. Either way, academics is very important to me.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
12th Apr '13
Quoting ChubbyCheeky:" <blockquote><b>Quoting homes cool:</b>" It's like a lost art now, lol. We'd be out ... [snip!] ... her fingers in her mouth. We knew if we heard that we better haul ass. Chances were she'd already called for us at least once"


If my dad whistled twice, we were in trouble.

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
12th Apr '13

Gahhh Fedex, hurry up! I want my metal detector! :x

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
12th Apr '13
Quoting Stfu Squirrel:" I wouldn't describe my friend that way. She's bright, but she has a very distorted sense of the world ... [snip!] ... I think it makes kids smarter and more creative thinkers when they are challenged to form their own ideas. I'll stop now."


BTW, I'm sorry that her family disowned her like that. That's something I just don't understand. <3

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8555 posts
12th Apr '13
Quoting homes cool:" BTW, I'm sorry that her family disowned her like that. That's something I just don't understand. <3 "


I don't either.
She was raised in a very patriarchal culture. Her dad was a preacher and she was brought up to respect the word of her father and the Bible above any of her own thoughts, which she was told were all inherently sinful and dirty. She and her siblings were given a great education for what was expected of them. She's the only girl in her family who isn't a housewife. Higher thinking and real academics were thought of as unnecessary distractions from the more important work of bearing and raising children, and respecting the word of their husbands. She was married to a man in her 20's and treated really poorly, then in her early 30's she finally started figuring out how to think for herself. Her father passed away several years ago and her mother likes to remind her how disappointed he would be in her for her sinful, self-indulgent life choices.



Because, y'know, raising all your kids to think the way you think they should think instead of encouraging them to think and live full lives is totally not self-indulgent at all. :roll: My friend's mother is like something out of a horror movie, actually. But there are are lot of people like her out there.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
12th Apr '13
Quoting Stfu Squirrel:" I don't either. She was raised in a very patriarchal culture. Her dad was a preacher and she was brought ... [snip!] ... My friend's mother is like something out of a horror movie, actually. But there are are lot of people like her out there."


:(

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29607 posts
status 12th Apr '13

Omg. My niece just blacked out. I hate living so far away. :(

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
12th Apr '13

No, Insanity. That workout was not a "recovery". Omg I hurt. I hurt so bad. I can't believe I've done 4 days of this hell.



But my favorite meals on this diet: breffass- wheat tortilla, egg whites, turkey bacon, fresh salsa, tiny bit of cheese= 290 cals. Snack: wheat toast with one tbsp peanut butter and half of a banana sliced on top. 225 cals. Mmmmm



Love that I upped my calorie intake and already lost 5 lbs this week!

lise ♡ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cold, Ol, Canada 66930 posts
12th Apr '13

Yep, called it.

JΔ$ Georgia 76351 posts
12th Apr '13

You really do not know what you're talking about.

lise ♡ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cold, Ol, Canada 66930 posts
12th Apr '13

Not gonna eat your toast with Nutella? I will.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
12th Apr '13
Quoting ℓise ♥:" Not gonna eat your toast with Nutella? I will."


Winning.