Friday, May 22, 2009

Calling evil good

I was reading an article on FoxNews here about a curriculum being adopted in elementary schools. The curriculum begins in kindergarten and as I read the curriculum here, it's one of those cases where evil is masked as something good. The lessons begin with accepting friends and new people even if they are different, which seems like a wonderful thing to teach the kids. We want them to make new friends and to accept the kids who might be different then they are. However, it progresses quickly over the years into accepting alternative lifestyles and preferences as normal and good.

This is where I have a problem, I do not think that the schools should be able to dictate what is taught as "good" to my children. The article states that parents will not be able to opt their children out of the lessons. I can imagine that this will cause a great deal of confusion for kids. I know that when a teacher tells my children something it holds more weight than when I tell them. Is this going to cause them to question me and my teachings, or will the lessons taught from early on be able to combat the lessons that they are given?!?

Part of my problem with the curriculum is that I feel that it introduces topics that are far beyond those of the ages of the children. I don't have kids in third grade and up yet, so correct me if I am wrong, but how many of them really understand enough about "adult relations" (I am trying to avoid key words that can end up on weird searches) to be able to understand the different lifestyles that are being taught? I wonder if it is taught before they can understand so that they can be confused and call evil good.

I understand the need to teach children to respect others and their choices, but why should the schools be allowed to teach morality and what is right? I understand teaching them not to tease or bully, but I don't like the idea of the schools teaching that alternative lifestyle choices are perfectly normal.

I think this idea of the schools having ultimate control over what they teach our children is a slippery slope, if we allow things of this nature, what's next?!?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Good Deals and Cute Kids

So here's the awesome deal of the day. What can you buy for $20.90...


8 boxes Frosted Mini-Wheats
4 boxes Raisin Bran
1 Box Frosted Flakes
3 boxes of Pop-tarts
9 bag of Steamers veggies
5 boxes of Crystal Light on-the-go
2 4 packs of Yo-Plus yogurt
2 Triscuit Thin Crisps
1 box of Ritz crackers
1 box of Wheat thins
1 Vitamin water

Here are some dang cute kids :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monkey baby learns to walk

At 15 1/2 months the monkey baby has finally learned to walk. Why call her the monkey baby you say, watch this...

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She learned to crawl the normal way, but for whatever reason she only crawled that way for about a day. She loved to crawl this way and is very fast at it. She can keep up with us when we are walking.

Over the past week she has made great advances in her walking and is now pretty confident and can make it across the room. Check out the walking Bella...

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Ignore the crazy hair, we hadn't gotten to comb it yet.

Congratulations baby bug, we love you and are proud of you!

I was never able to get a smiling photo of her for her updated wall photo, but I think this captures her personality pretty well.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Good Deal


Good deal of the day

8 boxes of Kraft easy mac
2 bottles of Kraft BBQ sauce

Total $1.42

1 bottle of Kraft BBQ sauce
2 bottles of Kraft salad dressing
1 bottle of Kraft mayo
1 bottle of Miracle Whip

Total $1.42

2 bottles of Kraft salad dressing
2 bottle of Miracle Whip
1 bottle of Kraft mayo

Total $1.48

You can do this one as well. Albertsons has Kraft buy $10 get $3 off instantly. If you go to coupons.com and kraft.com you can get a $1 off coupon for each of these things. Also if you got the Sunday paper use one doubler on the second order and two on the third. If you didn't get the doubler, you can still get the deal but for $3 more total.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pet Peeves

I have a pet peeve with young children at adult movies. We went to see X-Men: Wolverine last night and someone had brought a three year old to see the movie. I have no problem with children at kids movies or even some adult movies during the day. However, an adult movie that is this violent should not be shown to that young of a child. Thankfully the kid was mostly quiet in the movie, but still...How do you feel about this? By the way for those who like the X-Men movies, this one was awesome!

I also have a pet peeve with idiocy, especially my own. Yesterday was a beautiful day so I put my plants out to soak up some sun. Well wouldn't you know that Idaho nights are still cold. I forgot to bring the plants in last night and all of my hard work is now for naught. I killed all of my plants last night. What a bummer...

What pet peeves do you have that drive you nuts?