Thursday, October 23, 2008

Proposition 8...Lets Talk About This...

I need to get this out because every time I see the Yes on 8 commercials I swear I want to scream and throw things at my TV. The one that shows the couple from Massachusetts who says that after gay marriage was passed their child came home and said they learned that a boy can marry a boy…oh and a girl can marry a princess..PLEASE….

First, lets discuss the commercial, seriously, are you kidding me? First, the right to marry has nothing to do with schools. Also, maybe it is just me, but who cares..parents should be teaching this to their child anyway.

The husband and wife from Massachusetts in those TV ads really put me over the edge. I am trying my hardest not to say something cruel about this couple but I saw them in a TV interview on The Today Show and I started screaming at the TV. From what I have read, if Proposition 8 passes it does not affect your school. I know I have already mentioned this once, but I feel the need to repeat myself again and again. My daughter is in the first grade and I know a lot of parents of older children and there is NO discussion of marriage in school. They focus on reading, writing, math and science, not marriage!

The reason we live in the United States is that this is a country about freedom, no matter your race, religion or sexual preference. Everyone’s rights should be the same..why are we trying to take away someone’s rights? The government needs to separate church and state once and for all…this is ridiculous..please focus on the important issues such as the economy and environment.

When we first moved to Livermore there was a lesbian couple that lived across the street from us. They had two children, a boy and girl, and where a very nice couple. Ashlee was one when we moved in, by the time these ladies moved she was about three, old enough to ask questions. She asked once why these children had two moms and I think I told her that was their preference and they were very happy, and that was it.

Here is what I have to say about Proposition 8…if this doesn't pass, which is what I am hoping, anyone will be allowed to marry, no matter of their sexual preference. What is wrong with that? Tell me, why can’t someone who is gay get married? Why?

Parents need to talk to their children. Have the common decency to explain to them about
homosexuality and heterosexuality……the biggest issue I see with Prop 8 is it is going to force parents to talk to their children, OH NO…how scary..please…we should be talking to our children, tell them the truth, be honest, they deserve it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Kids and Cell Phone, How Young is to Young?

Read an interesting post on Love Shak Baby, it was about kids and cell phones. Interesting that she wrote about this because I have been thinking the same thing lately. I went with my daughter to school the other day, drop her off just like any other day, and noticed that a few girls, probably in the 3rd or 4th grade were on cell phones.

I turned and asked my daughter if any of her friends have cell phones, she is in the 1st grade. She said yes, two girls in her class have cells…I was a little blown away.. After I asked her that question she was quiet for a few minutes and then she said, mom I don’t need a phone, I think I am to young. I was really glad to hear her say that, because she is to young. But when is a child old enough to have a cell?

I remember when I was kids, my mom could trust me playing outside until the sun started to set and then I was home. However, how many times was I late, or stuck somewhere and having a phone on me would have been ideal. The biggest difference, I never let my kids out of my site when they play outside. If one of the other moms are not outside watching, then I am on the front porch, the days are not like they use to be.

However, regards to cell phones, how young is to young? When do we make the decision to buy a child a cell phone? Is it 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade? Chime in, let me know your thoughts..

Safety..Emergency Kits and Police

For my son's preschool we have to put together an emergency kit that includes a granola bar, bttle of water, glow stick and wipes. The thought of having an emergency kit for my son scares me a bit, because I hope that it never has to be used. On the other hand, I am glad that the school is being responsible enough to have these types of items on hand. Of course, the kit is due today and I will be late, they won't get it until tomorrow.

Also, today a police officer visited my son's school. The officer talked about safety and not talking to stranger, it sounds like the kids loved the chat. The one sad thing is that the DARE program that is part of all public schools had to be canceled due to lack of funds. That is just sad to me...The DARE program was really good for kids, taught them about strangers and sadly due to money issues something that important has been canceled. Seriously, there isnt anything else that can be canceled?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Stay-at-Home vs. Working Moms

I have written on this topic before but something happened to me recently that made me feel the need to repost. There seems to be a constant fight between moms, stay-at-home and ones that work, why is that? Shouldn't we all support one another..

I started to think about an old friend of my, well she isn't really a friend anymore, I work full time, take care of the house, have two amazing children and am very happy. You would think she would be happy for me, truthfully, she isn't...

She always makes comments about the fact that I work..comments like..doesn't it bother you that someone else is raising your children. I don't believe my children are being raised by anyone but Jeff and I..and they are happy, awesome kids!

I think that mom's have enough issues to deal with ad should stay out of each others business..stop criticizing each other and just support...

Everyone needs matter if they work or not, it is about how you treat your children and if they are happy. Let me tell everyone, my kids are happy and yes I do work full time...