I have spoken out about this before, but it seems it needs to be “re-visited.” Our kids’ brains are going to “mush” with all the lack of opportunity for real imagination and creativity time. Most people I know have kids that not only have school activities, but multiple after school activities. When do kids get … Continue reading Our Kids Are “Dying on the Vine”, Even in the South
Jealousy – Dictionary.com – “feeling resentment against someone because of that person’s rivalry, success, or advantage”, “feeling resentment because of another’s success, advantage, etc.”, “characterized by or proceeding from suspicious fears or envious resentment.” Envy – Dictionary.com –” a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities or luck.” Sloth – … Continue reading Jealousy/Envy/Sloth
Have you ever been given a gift that the “giver” later asks you about it? Questions like, “do you use it?” or “did you like it?” What if my answers are “no and no”? A gift is defined as “a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present.” I am of the opinion that … Continue reading What Defines a “Gift”?
What is it about the friends that you have had a friendship with that seems like you have known them forever? They know your history, your quirks and all of you faults. They share old stories over and over that you never get tired of listening too. You have been through marriages, divorces, deaths and … Continue reading The Magic of “Old” Friendships
When I was growing up in Georgia, we sent thank you cards and notes for just about anything and everything that you can think of to send one. It did not matter if the gift was small or large. It could be a toy, a pie or a covered dish, but a thank you card … Continue reading What Happened to Thank You Cards? (This does not mean text messages or emails, genuine paper cards, people)
Yes, I did! This was about the same time I stole the candy from the K Mart. It was a rough year! Come on, I was only five years old. My parents were always trying to teach me “valuable lessons” when I was young. I think most non-crack head parents try to do the same … Continue reading Playing with Matches in My Bed
At the time, I was not clear on what the word “stealing” actually meant. I knew you were not supposed to take things that do not belong to you, but sometimes temptation overrules. As a kid, you sometimes think that if you want something bad enough that you have the right to take it. As … Continue reading Stealing Candy from K-Mart
As a child, I took whatever anyone said literally. I realized most kids do. As an adult, I understand that ALL kids hear things literally. You would be surprised at some of the thoughts the kids have when listening to adults talk. I grew up around mostly adults and would always listen to the conversations. … Continue reading Metaphors and Slang I Heard as A Kid
I have worked in a variety of places and jobs over my lifetime. I have done the corporate “dance”. I found it to be a strange and alarming place! I felt like a punching back that would get hit from all sides all day long, every day. I have also worked in mom and pop … Continue reading Family Pecking Order
I know I am going to catch a lot of crap for this one, but just keep it to yourself. Unless, of course you agree with me, then yeah for us and bring it on! As Clairee Belcher would say, “well, you know what they say: if you don’t have anything nice to say about … Continue reading Do You Own A Full-Length Mirror, by Chance?