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My 5yr old: I don’t want to go to sleep Momma, do you have a game I can play on your phone???
Me: No, but I’ve got some darkness you can play with in this room.
I don’t see what all the big fuss is about. I’ve studied biology and I’m familiar with the lesson being taught here and personally I think this is a fantastic exercise to bring the point across. But the more and more I see my friends object to this particular homework assignment the more irritated I become. Ok, so here’s the story. Somewhere in a Detroit High School a teacher generated a question on a Biology homework assignment from a teacher’s internet source to assist students in learning how blood types are related to parents and offspring. The question from what I gather went something like this, “The sister of the mom above also had issues finding out who the father of her baby was. She had the state take a blood test of the potential fathers. Based on the information in the table, why was the baby taken away by the state after the test was conducted?” After reading the question my curiosity has really gotten the best of me because now I want to know the answer!!! (If anyone out there can find the question and answer in its entirety please shared it with me here.) Now the controversy comes in both the question and the multiple choice answers. The list included: the bartender, the guy at the club, the cabdriver, the mailman, the butcher, and the cable guy. Needless to say, these sisters got around; and like the saying goes, no matter what it is someone somewhere is going to be offended by it. Turns out however that only one parent complained about the assignment stating that, “We teach our children not to sleep around.”
All fine and well, but the response I’ve been seeing over the internet for the past couple of days is shock and disbelief that only one parent complained. A multitude of people have joined this parent complaining that question was completely inappropriate. But was it really??? When we think about the state of the world today and we watch daytime television, not only is this question totally appropriate, but it’s also believable. Rather than be appalled by the question I think parents should embrace this homework assignment as Sex ED teaching tool. Not only are they learning biology, they are also learning the humiliating consequences of being promiscuous. Just because we teach our children not to sleep around doesn’t mean that their friends won’t, or that they won’t do it behind our backs. Kids are notorious for not doing what they are told. And Maury is a prime example of how by not being educated on how babies are made, due dates, blood types, and so forth, can and will make you look dumb. It has always baffled me how women can get pregnant and not be able to trace it back to when it happened and at least narrow it down to three possibilities vs testing 22 men. If you had that knowledge that an egg is only viable for fertilization for 24 hours after ovulation, and knew how to track your menstrual cycle back to the week of ovulation, then there’s no way you’d be testing 20+ men. And if you are, then you need to stop being a prostitute because you suck at it. This teacher has the right idea, the approach is edgy, but times have changed. You have to reach these kids where they are and relate to what they see on a daily basis….because they’re not in the safety of our homes all day. They’re in the real world, and this is what happens out there. Either prepare them fully or watch them fail.
Michael Dunn is going to jail. Straight to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200 dollars, and there will be no get out of jail free card. He shot Jordan Davis in cold blood. Now this is a story about racial prejudice that should have more outrage and uproar surrounding this case than it does. Michael Dunn deserves to go to jail, should go to jail, and needs to be in jail. If only he could have been incarcerated before he ended the life of Jordan Davis all too soon. I guess we’ll have to wait for a verdict to see if Florida gets this one right. My condolences to the Davis family, and God help Florida is they let this man walk in the middle of Black History Month.
Had this been my child’s school, there would have been an early dismissal that day because I would have SHUT THE SCHOOL DOWN. You can come after me all day long, but mess with my kids, and we have a problem. All you would have heard coming out of that cafeteria would have been screaming and pots and pans hitting the floor. I’m talking straight WWE. Tables, lunch trays and chairs baby!!! I might have spent some time in jail, but rest assured that my kids would eat for free in that cafeteria, from now on and forever. I am appalled that someone would even think it acceptable to take food from a child and put in the trash, yet alone do in front of all of their peers. When did we stop having empathy in this nation? I wonder if even once while they were committing this atrocious act did they stop and think about how they’d feel if someone were doing this to one of their children. Furthermore, I’m really sickened by the thought that school districts actually hire heartless people like this who never thought to run this by the school principal before acting upon their despicable instincts. (Or did they?)
At last word two senators from the state were visiting Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City today, and you’d better believe with this story making national news now, heads are going to roll; as they should. But it shouldn’t end there. The cafeteria workers who took food from those children exhibited bully type behavior. Bullies steal students lunches, and in addition to being fired they should face charges of child abuse and never be allowed to work with children again. Some of you may think that harsh, but I believe that ANYONE heartless enough to take food from child has no business working with children. And yes, I’ve read the story about how it was the call of the nutritional manager to withhold lunches, but they would have had to fire me before I kept food from a child, or as they did, snatch it from them while they ate. This is another case of people blindly following rules and not thinking about the human impact their actions will create. Just stupid. FIRE THEM ALL!!!!!
I don’t know who this kids parents are (I’ll find out), but they’ve really got a handle of this parenting thing. The values they’ve placed in this kid are contagious, and have the potential to influence and change the world. A grown person with these ideals would get laughed out of the room, but how can you resist this adorable face??? And he’s funny too. I get no perks for spreading the news about him, I just think he’s great. Check him out @ www.kidpresident.com and here’s one of the videos by him that I liked the most.
I’ve recently found myself living closer to home and it’s not exactly what I wanted, but it’s a temporary necessity. As a result I have had to endure my mother being back in my life just a little too close for comfort. Luckily I don’t live in the same house as her, because I would have been locked up by now for sure. Either a mental institution on the county jail, flip a coin. But living a mere 10 minutes away has proven to be just as torturous. I love my mom, I do. We just get along better when I live in another state. If you’ve ever heard of the term, “Helicopter Parent” then you can classify her as one. Only she was the extreme version, I think they call those type “Tiger Parents”. As I sit here and think about it, even those terms are too mild for what my mother is.
Since I’ve been home, I’ve discovered that, according to my mother:
I don’t feed my children right
I don’t put them to bed right
I don’t bathe them right
I don’t play with them right
I don’t take them to them to doctor right
I don’t drive with them in the car right
I don’t do their hair right
I don’t talk to them right
I don’t change their diapers right
I don’t dress them right
I don’t discipline them right
I don’t shop for them right
I don’t clean up after them right
I don’t listen to them right
I don’t look at them right
I don’t think about them right
I don’t breathe on them right
Basically…..I don’t do anything right. Even when we aren’t talking about my children, according to my mother I don’t do shit right. I swear to you, if I farted in her presence right now she’d say, “It wasn’t loud enough, it wasn’t long enough, and it didn’t smell right.” I honestly grew up thinking that she hated me. I still do. And if you ask her, she’ll tell you that she’s just being a tough mom and making sure that we make it in this world. Helicopter and Tiger Parents will probably feed you the same line of bullshit. However a recent study just proved that this type of parenting only creates children who suffer from depression and anxiety. (And I always wondered why my therapy sessions always led to me talking about my mother! EVERY SESSION!!!) Research from the University of Mary Washington found that, “Helicopter parenting behaviors were linked to higher levels of depression, decreased satisfaction with life and lower levels of perceived autonomy, competence, and ability to get along with people.” (Daily Mail) Well, that pretty much sums up all of the problems my siblings and I have. And it doesn’t end when you grow up and leave the house, they follow you. It’s really food for thought. And while I think about it, I am going to start searching for a new house….in another country. Australia sounds cool.