To Facebook or not to Facebook….

That is the question…I have been off of facebook for quite some time now, and I am rather enjoying it, being off that is. With our impending move coming closer, I have friends and family who will want to know what we are doing, where we will be and so on. Without facebook, I spend a lot more times with my kids, cook, sew, crochet, play, go outside. I spent a lot of time on the couch watching and waiting for people’s status updates, pictures, etc…Waste of my time.

I had more important things to do then spend time on facebook. Now that we are moving all the way across the country, is it going to be any different for me? Will I be in the habit of not getting on as much even if I do have it. Or will I be so consumed of taking pictures and needing to get them on facebook as quickly as possible so everyone can see my adorable children? 🙂 Suggestions? Please?

Anyway…just a quick note of what was on my mind. I will update more soon, but today, I’m getting my babies back and going home to daddy. This was my last visit to my mom’s house before we leave. We have a lot of things to do before moving, and I don’t want to have to worry about driving any further that I need to. Plus, yaya misses us and we are going to the zoo tomorrow, weather permitting. 🙂 Have a good day blog world!

Thought for the Day

Last night, my husband and my friend were watching South Park. I can’t stand the show so when I came into the living room, I turned it to something else. I will admit that some of the jokes are funny, but the show is very vulgar, and if I’m going to watch a cartoon, it’s going to be kid friendly. I have 2 children, so my tv time is mostly cartoons.

Everyone morning, my oldest lays in my bed and watches cartoons on my Ipad. I was doing dishes and all of a sudden, I hear South Park. I run into the bedroom and immediately shut it off. She’s 2 and definitely shouldn’t be watching anything like that.

It really got me thinking. There are shows and movies that we like to watch, but most of the time, we have to wait until the kids are in bed to watch them. It’s either because the show is vulgar and full of sexual comments or something along those lines, violent or just plain scary. If I don’t want to fill my child’s mind with that kind of stuff, why would I fill my own?

The eyes are said to be the window to the soul. I find that very true. Junk in. Junk out. I know that when I have watched scary movies, I have horrible nightmares afterwards. Some of things that I watch, I probably won’t change because they aren’t that bad. It’s something that I would let them watch when they got older, just not now. What’s that mean for anything else? I’m going to start being more cautious about what I  put on my tv.

Just a Little Controversy

Let me first off say that I am not the kind of person that wants to start a stir or any kind of arguments. That is not why I am writing what I am about to write. I love people, in general. It doesn’t matter who are or what you do. I like seeing the good in people and that’s how I continue to live and see them. I know that there are bad people out there, and I can tell the difference between good and bad. With age, I have learned to be a bit more cautious, especially with having kids now. I don’t want them to grow up fearing people, but they need to be cautious also. Anyway…..

Now for what I believe. I do not support Gay rights. I do not like watching shows where it has people of the same sex loving on each other. Not just because I think it’s wrong, it really just creeps me out. I believe what the Bible says about those who are in sin and continue in that sin, but it also tells us to love those people. Love the sinner, not the sin. I do believe it’s a choice and whether you agree with that, I’m not trying to cause an argument as stated in the above paragraph.

What I do NOT approve of. Bullying. Just because I believe what I believe does not give me the right to tell you that you can not live the way you want to. That is strictly your business and yours alone. I will never bully anyone. I will never get in your face and through obscenities at you. I will never curse you. In short, I will never do anything to provoke your anger or hurt you in any way, shape or form. I may not befriend you, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t hold a nice conversation with you. I will pray for you whether you think you need it or not. Why am I stating all of this

I watched the latest episode of Glee last night and it had me in tears, almost balling at one point. I realize that it’s just a tv show, but it really showed what is going on schools today and how those that are bullied react. A kid on the show was bullied so bad that he went home and tried to commit suicide. It was a moment in the show that I knew what was happening and started crying immediately. I think that if one of my kids tried something like that, I would not handle it well at all. I do not know of any parent who would. It breaks my heart knowing that kids are so cruel and can’t just leave some things alone. We live in a world where if it isn’t worth tolerating, then we don’t, no matter the consequences.

I have known 2 people personally that have taken their own lives. Maybe not for bullying, but for some other reasons really not known and it’s a hard thing to deal with. What goes on in someone’s life that is so bad that they would feel like they needed to resort to that? I just don’t understand it. I was picked on as a kid, but when I say picked on, I was teased for being small, or for my name *mary mary quite contrary* I realize now that as an adult it was silly for me to get upset by some of things that I was picked on for. When you are young, it doesn’t matter what or how people say things, if it hurts your feelings, it really hurts. I’ve heard of a 10 year old girl taking her own life because she was being bullied at school. She wanted her mom to take her out of that school, but her mom ignore her pleas. If my kid EVER came to me with that kind of request, I would be asking questions. I will NOT tolerate bullying and I WILL face it head on.

I know that this is a different post than what I usually  write, but it’s been on my heart, and I’ve been waiting for a time to get the words out. Please don’t take my words as hate. I believe what I believe, and you believe what you want. It won’t change my mind, just like I’m sure that I can’t change yours.