Smile for the Joy of Others

Smile for the Joy of Others

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Trendy Doesn't Equal Trashy

This is from an article about grade schoolers wearing bikinis:
"Siobhan Freegard, founder of the community Netmums told the Daily Mail that she knows "a number of mothers who are concerned about the sexualization of their children and would be horrified by their daughters dressing like mini-strippers."

And, their concerns are validated by science. A recent study found that girls as young as 6 thin...
k of themselves as sex objects and want to be considered sexy. In an earlier study,Psychologists named clothing as a factor that encourages these youngsters to objectify themselves. This research was particularly disturbing given that 'almost a third of girls' clothing for sale at 15 major retailers [had] sexualizing characteristics."

Knight told Sky News that Hurley shouldn't take all of the blame now. Rather, the fashion industry should stop making clothes for kids that are so adult-like.

Jen M.L., a mother of two who blogs at 'People I Want To Punch In The Throat' agrees on that front. In a HuffPost blog, Jen says she is 'horrified' by clothing selections when she takes her 4-year-old daughter shopping. She recounts a specific Easter shopping trip when 'there were several dresses that looked like they should come with a complimentary pole and hooker heels!' But, Jen doesn't blame the industry entirely. She also writes that consumers -- parents specifically -- should stop buying and supporting the production of such items. "If we'd just stop buying this misogynistic whore-wear maybe companies would stop trying to sell it to us."
My take on this cultural issue:
viewed. If your daughter sees that you view women as sex objects, she will most likely expect men to view her the same way. Step up and lead with courage and love...tell the world, not with my daughter!

Moms, help him by being the example of how a lady looks and be honored and respected. The only person you should even want to sexually entice, is your husband. Don't teach your daughters that sexual attention equals love and approval.

This applies to single parents as well. Divorce doesn't end responsibility.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Secret Weapons

BB: "Momma, I have my very own secret weapon.  You want me to tell you what it is?"

Me: "Sure, what is it?"

BB:  "Toot gas."

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Why Can't You Just Silently Respect?

If you don't like looking at a Bible verse at a football game, then shut your eye lids. B/C within minutes the banner will be ripped apart and no longer recognizable. If you don't like a prayer at a public football game, then listen to your ipod for a few minutes. But whatever you do, don't just stand silently, with respect...that's obviously asking too much of you.
But what you fail to realize is this...that banner nor that prayer is forcing you to love, acknowledge or live for Christ. Instead it's a prayer of peace, protection and goodwill for the fan, players, and all those involved. If you can't handle such an act of goodwill, you have some serious selfish, arrogant issues.
As for the banners with Bible verses, they are made for encouragement. So explain to me how in any way does encouragement and goodwill infringe on anyone's right or well being.
If you feel the need to pray to your god regarding my life, go ahead...that alone doesn't force your religion on's an act of concern and care, nothing less of the ones prayed to Christ.

For me, this issue has nothing to with the Freedom of Religion law.  But rather, everything to do with the 1 resident who just couldn't leave well enough alone.  Yes, he/she has the right to force the cheerleaders of the small Texas town to quit displaying the scripture banners for the football team. And I respect that right and law. But you who can't just silently respect what the majority want...I have no respect.  Just because you have the right, doesn't make it right.  What is so hard about just silently respecting what the majority want when there is nothing being forced upon you nor does it put your life in danger?  American, selfishness and arrogance at its best! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

An Animal's Life According to my Boys

My boys meeting a friend's cat for the first time: "Momma, that orange cat just showed us his fangs!"

A life lesson on dogs according to BB:  "Momma, a dog can poop out 10 puppies."

Sunday, September 16, 2012


BB hollering from the play room: "Momma!"

Me: "What?"

BB with frustration: "Tell CB to quit blowing stink bombs out his booty!"

Be Back Directly...

Sorry for the no blogging lately.

First, our computer died so it spent some time to repair.

Second, we were vacation last week.

Third, I will not have access to our computer this coming week. 

I promise to be back directly as soon as I am able. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Stop Looking at Me

Christian: "Momma, can we invite someone over to play?"

Me: "Not this afternoon. We have errands to run and I have some things I need to get done."

BB: "CB, we have each other to play with"

Me: "BB, that is so sweet. That makes my heart happy."

CB: " Well, BB, I just don't want to play with someone I have to look at everyday."

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Not So Holy Excitement

I want to apologize to my fellow church members who were sitting behind us for CB's sudden outburst of excitement that occurred today with hands waving and fists pumping.  I wish I could say it was because of an overwhelming spirit to praise God through the song we were singing.  But instead, it was because he won a game of tic-tac-toe against his brother.