Thursday, May 19, 2016

Random Tid Bits

  1. There was one little boy that's parents apparently couldn't get him to Isaak's party last weekend. The little boy said, "Travis can I go with you to Isaak's party?" Travis replied with, "If your parents call to RSVP and ask, we'll take you." 

  2. This kid has parents that aren't on top of things. They have him call to invite himself over to our house. I feel bad for him. I so would have caved, and took him to the party. Travis on the other hand is like, "Ummm...no! His parents need to call and ask. We're liable for him." I'm like, "But it's not his fault his parents aren't all there." Poor kid! I feel for this kid. Are you a softy like me, or more stern like my husband?

  3. Did you read that by taking Tylenol you kill the headache, or pain. You also kill that spot in your brain that empathy is at. If you don't believe me read about it in the Washington Post, Newsweek, Health Newsline, or just google it and you'll come up with a lot of other sources.

    I find it to be fascinating because I've talked for awhile now about how generations now seem less empathetic, and mean to one another.  

  4. My mom had Polio when she was about the age of 4. Just a year or two later the vaccine came out. She's had to get 2 pair of shoes her whole life. One had to be built up because one side of her body is shorter than the other. Her foot got deformed as she aged because Polio attacks your body later in life much like you can get Shingles after having Chicken Pox. She had to get her ankle fused. Then her toe nails were full of fungus after her surgery. We're lucky she's not in a wheel chair, but it's not easy for her either.

    A break through has happened with Polio. On 60 Minutes they talked about how the Polio Virus can treat people with cancer. It kills cancer cells. It will take 3 to 5 years to make this happen. If it persists YAY! Polio has two sides: Good and Evil. 

  5. I also read here that 3 farmers are suing Monsanto because they now have cancer. Roundup, which is blamed for bee population problems says on the bottle that it will kill weeds. It also says that it's safe for humans. Think again! 

  6. After I contacted the kid's school about the girl that's been crushing on Mica for a few months - it was crazy! I just told the councilor what was going on, how she was giving him small toys, a flower in class, how she asked him for help on her Science Fair Project and Talent Show. I mentioned the 2 year age difference. For elementary age that's a lot. I told her that it's so close to the end of the year that they could just let it go, but how I wanted them to be aware of it. Keep in mind I've only contacted teachers/the school maybe 3 times the whole time the boy's have gone there. Not all the times were concerns.

    The councilor took it to the extreme: She was going to talk to Mica, to the girl, to their teachers, to the principle, and to the girl's parents.

    I'm like, "Really? It's not that big of a deal." It was in the school's hands, not mine. I didn't even email the councilor back. Maybe the girl's parents should know. I know, and I'm the other parent. I wouldn't have gone to that extreme though. I would have just talked to the kids, and if another situation came up then I would have gone a step further to resolve the situation.

    Travis was like, "I wouldn't of even contacted the school." Other people were telling me that I should. Mica was getting to the point where it was bothering him. I was torn. 

9 comments:

Cascia Talbert said...

You did the right thing when you contacted the school about that girl who was bothering your son. I wasn't aware that Tylenol can kill your empathy as well. I will have to Google that one. I'm not supposed to have Tylenol because I was hospitalized for a virus that attacked my liver. I was told that if you have had any problems with your liver you should stay away from acetaminophen. In my case the doctors said the virus in my liver could come back. They also told me to avoid alcohol, but I haven't been able to do that, though.

Kristi Maloney said...

I agree with Casica - contacting the school was the right thing to do. I haven't had an issue like that come up with the boys who are both in middle school now. That is interesting about the Tylenol. I nor my family never uses it - Motrin or Advil for us. :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

If it bothered him that much, you did the right thing. I just had to contact parents of a boy who was bullying Allison online, calling her "homo" and "fat" on her pictures. We had issues with the boy 2 years ago, but I had her work it out herself to help her with her problem solving skills. It was just petty stuff then. After seeing the derogatory stuff he was saying this time around, and then I saw him say she should kill herself, I called his mom. I hate being the tattle tale mom, but when you encourage someone to kill themselves, it crosses a line. The mom felt horrible and we got it nipped in the bud for now. Hopefully, it will stay that way. I seriously don't understand parents that don't monitor their child's social media. I am on my girls like a hawk and know every word they write and every post they share (even in messages).

alissa apel said...

Yikes Theresa! I'm glad you contacted that mom. Allison is the opposite of fat. WTH! People can be so mean. You went right to the parents. I went through school. I wonder which is better?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You do what's right for you and your family. Some people might contact the school and some might not. It's completely your choice though as the parent! You know what works for you and your kids.

~ Noelle said...

It made h I m uncomfortable, so I think you did the right thing. I thinj the counselor went a little extreme, but at the same time what if this wasn't the first time it has been brought to their attention about her??

Harry Flashman said...

It's been too long since mine were that age to remember. But I can tell you this, it won't stop when they are adults. Then you get to worry about their problems at work.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So tylenol can basically turn a person into a sociopath?? Interesting...maybe that is why I am so heartless :)

indah nuria Savitri said...

I am softy indeed :). And my hubby is much more disciplined than me..

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