Monday, March 29, 2010

George Carlin Proud Parent Bumper Stickers

More John Holt

"We destroy the love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards, gold stars, or papers marked 100 and tacked to the wall, or A's on report cards, or honor rolls, or dean's lists, or Phi Beta Kappa keys, in short, for the ignoble satisfaction of feeling that they are better than someone else."

Satire or not The Onion nailed it!,17159/

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Law and Order CI

I just watched an old episode from 2004, I think...

Controlling dad, post partum depressed mom with 4 kids under 7....

Oh my God! It was awesome and awful!

All she wanted was to be a good mother. He controlled her, he made schedules, he encouraged HOMEschooling!

He discouraged therapy and treatment for PPD.

So she decides to kill herself and take her kids with her. Except she and her oldest survive and the 3 little ones die.

I know this is fiction but how many times do we hear of PPD or murder suicide or homeschooling wackos????

This episode just tugged at me....

The controlling man.... I don't go for those... I want to smack them upside the head.

He manipulated his wife, he made her think she wasn't good enough, she couldn't live up to his schedule of expectations, she was clinically depressed.

I had 4 kids in 7 years, I know what it's like. I had some PPD after the third, not realizing it at the time...

Of course I don't have an asshole for a husband!

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Burrito :: Mexican, beef
  2. Spike :: Lee, heels
  3. Tougher :: I'm tougher than you think
  4. Mock :: Don't mock me
  5. Slurp :: Slurpee
  6. Knock :: knock, who's there?
  7. Conference :: Unschooling conference, I would love to attend someday
  8. Madness :: I love the madness
  9. Minds :: powerful minds, criminal minds
  10. Connection :: Everything is a connection,
Luna Nina