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All my jewelry was stolen. I'm upset about it, needless to say. I had things in there that meant a lot, as well as things that were very valuable. The one thing I'm the most upset about is my Tori Amos Raspberry Swirl Girl neckless that was Melissa's that her dad sent me after she died. I would always wear it when I was missing her particularly bad. Now it's gone.

Other than that I don't think anything else was missing. They went through everything, there was a mess, but only the shoebox with my jewelry was empty. I guess it could have been worse. Since they were going for electronics I'm happy I got mine out a few weeks ago when I did.

So, school.

It's turning my brain into absolute mush! But I'm doing really well. Really well. I had two tests and a practice final yesterday in Medical Terminology, and the final is today. I don't have my midterm grade back yet for AP&P, but I'll definitely have it by Monday. Despite all that I am shit in math, apparently I'm not so shit when it comes to sciences, which is refreshing. Four hour blocks of one class a day happen to kill my brain when I leave, but a little Mario Party or an hour of mindlessness online (reading random articles, watching some tv show) seems to click it off. Then the next day I'm back to studying. I know I'm only a few weeks in but I'm not freaking the way I thought I would. So this is positive.

I got the kid his Halloween costume Monday! He's going to be an evil jester! Oh, it's creepy! I'm going to say this for the millionth time, I'm sure, but I'm so happy I had a boy. I don't think I could deal with the wanting to be a princess and later, in the preteen years, all costumes being slut-in-training. Seriously, the girl costumes make me want to throw up in my mouth a little. And parents that let their 12 year old daughters dress like that... well, I guess some people want to be extremely young grandparents.

In closing I would just like to say that everyone should be watching Queer as Folk. You're missing out if you're not or haven't.

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shady121
Oct. 22nd, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
My dad wants to be a young grandparent too - he's 43 - so he can play with grandkids and what not. I'm like 'sorry Daddy, no can do. Please try again in ten years." There are girls who are in the 8th grade who are pregnant! I want boys too.
moltobene1925
Oct. 23rd, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
My mom was a young grandparent from my older brother, and she had my bro at 19 (she was married at 15, I have to point out). It just drives me how some parents are amazed that their young children are sexually active so early with the way they allow them to dress, the tv they let them watch, and, in some cases, letting their 14 year old daughter spend the night at her boyfriend's house.

*shudders*

I don't want to think about things like that concerning my kid. He's already coming home asking questions about things he hears from his classmates that I'm just not ready to admit he's learning about yet.
jessicakmalfoy
Oct. 22nd, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry about your jewelry. I didn't even know you had anything in storage.

FYI, having a daughter doesn't mean you have to dress them as a slut in training. But if you decide not to, you'll have a hell of a time finding clothes for kids that aren't just mini teenager clothes. That is one definite advantage I can see about having a boy. When you dress them you don't have to struggle through the kids clothing section looking for things that are appropriate. Ugh. I was so sad when Aislynn grew out of 6x clothes. All of a sudden everything was short & screams little teenagers. *sighs* I guess that you adapt to whatever kind of kid that you are blessed with. I hated boy baby clothes but I will admit it sure would be easier to shop for a boy now!
moltobene1925
Oct. 23rd, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
I can totally see that. Every time I'm in Target I see outfits in juniors and then the exact same outfit in the girl's section, only smaller. Party City had no respectable girl costumes for the tween age group! And I don't know how it is there, but maybe it's just the heat here, but parents think it's cute to dress their girls like little sluts. When I say 'girls' I mean 8-11 year olds. It bothers me that this is what society has come to believe is acceptable for our youth. And the fact you have to actually look for age-appropriate clothing for your daughter is ridiculous. It should be readily available!

Boys equal jeans/shorts, t-shirt/button down, and hoodie (if you're my kid, he always has a hoodie). I don't let him wear any of those smart-ass saying shirts, either. I think that's the boy equivalent to the little girl attire that's popular now. Children should not be taught to think stuff like that is funny, because at their young age they think it's acceptable to actually talk or behave that way. Just, um, NO.

Who would have thought seven years ago this would be my view on topics like this?

shady121
Oct. 24th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
I'm not disagreeing with y'all one bit, but both ends of the spectrum are EXTREME. From dressing little girls like mini skanks at one end, we have the ultra conservative modest wear on the other, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's a bad thing.

With the clothing comes the attitude and how they view things. Like, I knew an 8 year old who had a "boyfriend". Seriously. And they expect all these things out of a "relationship". I don't understand kids today.

The worse for me is the little girls who wear extremely short shorts. I understand that some girls are really tall, but they have clothing for tall girls. And then you have the girls who actually try and have some sex appeal towards boys who was older than they are (8-11 trying to impress 13-?? boys), especially when it comes to bathing suits. Even then there are not any decent women's two piece bathing suits anymore. Apparently it's the more flesh, the better.
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