A few days ago Will complained that his eye hurt. I didn’t see
anything significant wrong with his eye and figured the chlorine from the pool was the culprit. I mentioned that if it continued to hurt that we would buy some eye drops. Once I mentioned this he was completely obsessive it, asking constantly to buy some eye drops. Mac said he was lying and was just trying to get attention.
Finally I gave in and bought some eye drops. After I explained
how they work he began to get nervous. “What will it feel like mom?” I explained that if he was telling the truth the drops would make his eyes feel better. “But what does it feel like if someone is telling a lie and that their eye really doesn’t hurt?” That was the perfect opening. “Then it will burn really, really bad.”
Amazingly enough he said, “I think we should wait a day or two, my eye is starting to feel better now.” And then I got a big fat “I told you so” from Mac.
Last week Will and I were in the Cedar Rapids Gazette again. Back
in 2010 a photographer took a picture of us at the fish pond at the Great Jones County Fair and they reprinted the same picture. Of course it had to be one of the worst pictures I have ever had taken.
At a 4th of July event yesterday a person was taking pictures and tagging them on Facebook and caught me off guard. I do not post pictures of my kids on Facebook because I worry about a stalker we had in the past and I worry about other sicko’s out there. The person posted a picture of me and Mac. The horror! This morning I simply removed the tag, no harm done. But then I was thinking, how come its okay for the newspaper to print pictures of my kids but it’s not okay to have the pictures on Facebook. Oh that’s right, people don’t read the newspaper!
I read an article a few days ago and I’m still pissed off about
it. I’m sure you remember the My Little Pony television shows and cute little toy horses played with by little girls since 1983 when they made their debut. It seems these days that everyone is so gung-ho on making everything non-gender specific that they are taking away from the childhoods of little girls.
There is a new group in town and they are called Bronies. Made up
of boys and men they go to the live My Little Pony stage series and some of them dress in pony costumes. They claim to have no bad intentions and say they just love the meaning of what the ponies stand for: friendship, love and tolerance. They even now have their own BronyCon in New York and this year over 4,000 people showed up. They are upset that they are getting a bad rap from the press.
Oh where do I begin?! For starters if they had a My Little Pony
stage show in our town and we knew Bronies would be attending we wouldn’t go. How do you explain a grown man in a pony costume to a small child? You don’t. The child would find the costumes amazing and how could you not trust a fellow pony lover? I think this is sick and twisted and it would be the perfect opportunity for a child molester. These men have already had their childhoods; they should let the girls have theirs. I’m sure a lot of little girls will miss out on the opportunity to see their childhood hero’s on stage because of these men reliving their childhoods. And I don’t care if it’s a straight thing or a gay thing, they can do their thing somewhere else.
Someone should develop a new series specifically geared toward them; it could be called Sick Puppies.
Happy Thursday to you!