A THOUGHT FROM ME

I started this post on 04/21/2017 and got myself lost in other things. I tend to do that a lot. Have you seen that pregnancy test commercial (there’s probably more than one out there) where the people look at it and are all smiles? I’m sure you have. I find that commercial mildly annoying. I think they should have at least one person say “Shit” in a whispered tone. Not mad, but maybe slightly hoping they weren’t. I know that both are realistic, but they want to include everyone in these commercials. Companies should be looking for realistic approaches to their products and not everyone in a situation is ecstatic about that situation.

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Being a Parent is Irrelevant

I had to take parenting classes a few months ago because one of the boys had gotten himself into trouble last summer. He gets counseling services, Intensive In Home services, and probation. When he was small, he was taught what you do and don’t do. I can speak from experience that kids will definitely only learn and follow what they want. It seems more like he will do the opposite of what I teach him. Or if I tell him I’m against something he is all for it. What I am taking away from all these services is that what I want for him and of him is irrelevant. But, of course, I’m a lousy person if he is doing wrong.

 

I saw this on Daddy and Mummy quotes yesterday:18011001_1643138562381067_4168294107647343014_n

 

I have always agreed with this kind of statement. I believe schools and some teachers overstep this boundary all too often. I’ve always felt that if you have an issue with something a parent does, you talk to them away from the kids. I try never to argue in front of my kids with another adult because it shows immaturity and is just plain rude.

All too often my feelings/wishes and beliefs are shot down by the people that are supposed to be helping, and most of the time right in front of my children. It’s been bugging me and I don’t have any more of a point to make (also lost my train of thought with all the obligations for the day) which means I’ll leave it at this. Just another rant.

 

 

SCHOOLS GOING DIGITAL: GOOD OR BAD?

In a sense, this is wonderful. No pesky packet of paper to fill out and lose at home. No packet of paper for the children to lose or decide they don’t want to turn in. Fewer trees killed for a paper. But there are bad things too.

You see, schools have always given some papers that only have the option to sign as accepted because it’s their way or the highway attitude (highway being Child Protective Services bothering you because the school thinks they make the decisions for you and your child). The local school district has “paperwork” like that about laptops. You accept responsibility and charges if they break it. I could understand that. But what if we know our children better than you and believe the chances high that it will be broken so we don’t want them having it? That doesn’t matter to the schools even after the kid has broken a piece on one and some other kids broke your kid’s because your kid can’t ignore the crap that some say. Continue reading

Busy, Busy, Busy

Oh my goodness, life has gotten busy. the hubs/fiance/bf/whatever is working outside of the home. I’m finally working something regular inside the home, but waiting to start something else as well. I’m really not sure how much I’m allowed to say about my jobs. I type this as the boys are talking to each other about what I consider to be slightly inappropriate. Let’s see if I can finally get off my butt and do more writing. I’ve noticed over time that my writing has gotten worse than it was in high school. That’s a bit unnerving. The people you associate with can really change your intelligence. I know I’m rambling.

I had to take parenting classes after my son got into trouble. They were interesting and even a bit fun. During them I realized I talk to much to the kids, give them reasons they don’t really care about for behaving right, and at the wrong times.  This is probably common knowledge for some, but don’t try to correct your kids when they’re mad. I only really put it out there because it seems to be working. My boy has been a real defiant handful most of his life. When he gets into a tantrum, I tell him to go hang out in his room and talk to me when he’s calmed and can do so without yelling. That’s for both him and I, because he’s put holes in the walls and me into a bookcase. Things are currently getting better though. I just hope they keep going that way. My parenting class didn’t change things as much as my son having the scare of being in a detention center.I hope he stays a bit worried about that possibility. Having some fear keeps people doing better. I know some will disagree with me and that’s okay. I’m not looking for anyone to agree with me. I’ve always done this just so that anyone else who thinks as I do will know they aren’t alone.

Been a Long Road

I’ve been working on my blogger posts since that one has ads and a way to maybe make something without buying anything yet. I haven’t made enough to pay for a website or domain. Although, that is definitely something I wish to do. I am not asking for clicks, though, as I don’t want to get into any trouble and lose it.

I am working with a task based virtual assistant company and that’s not doing much for me yet because I’m still learning how to do some and my children don’t like my attention anywhere else. I enjoy it, but here are plenty of others working with it as well. I am also working on MTurk here and there. As well as being signed up with a few transcribing sites. By the way, working with several transcribing sites is not the best idea. I’ve noticed that each has different rules on how they want it done. It makes it a little too confusing. I do know the one I want to work with most once I get used to their scary looking sign up process for jobs.

I have a couple of YouTube channels. There’s my regular one that’s connected to my account and my gaming channel. My gaming channel won’t have uploads very often because I don’t get a lot of time on the consoles. I do love the games and have some videos to edit, but other things take more precedence.

Our boys are still having episodes of complete defiance and the seeming need to cause drama at home. This is pouring into the youngest child’s behavior now and I am going to seek counseling for her. There’s been a lot of family drama in the past few years. I have several drafts started in this that I’ll need to look at and see if they’re worth publishing at this point.

There has been so much chaos in our family that I keep telling myself I’m going to try to be positive. If that works again, I’ll definitely let the world know. For now, it’s just hopes. That’s all I have any clear enough thoughts to update at the moment. I am going to be more  regular soon.

 

 

 

Review: Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really don’t remember when I read the book. I was against watching the movies for the longest time because of what I’d heard about them. Until one day my parents were watching the first movie and I happened to be there that day. It was airing on TV because one of the next movies were about to come out. From the little bit I caught, I was hooked.
I read all of the books in a couple of weeks time and absolutely loved them. I loved actually reading what the wolves were thinking and the fight segment sounded phenomenal at the time I read this book. I do think the movie did the fight scene well. I may read this book again to refresh my memory since it’s been a few years.

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Murder

There was a murder in my neighborhood today. My my son’s friend’s mother was the victim. I feel horrible for the family and the fact that she more than likely suffered so badly in her final moments. She was stabbed multiple times. Another neighbor told us it was thirteen times. We moved away from city as much as possible in hopes that the chances of being around this were lessened. They locked down the local schools and only seemed to tell the middle school kids what was going on(to an extent) because the murdered still hasn’t been caught at this time.