|This picture isn’t strictly relevant, but I found it so dizzyingly awesome that I had to post it|
Well, this week certainly has been…interesting.
First, there was this. I’ll let you skim the thread and come to your own conclusions about what’s more offensive, my shirt or the comments on this forum.
Then there was Sienna. I mean, she’s always interesting, but this week she was in rare form.
On Tuesday before we started school she was playing imaginary school by herself. Standing at the chalkboard, she started giving a lecture to her “students”. It was so hysterical that I starting typing it up, but this is all I got before she noticed me listening, frowned, and dropped her voice to a cryptic whisper.
“The iteration of the explorer’s psychology is not under-tained. It can be under-tained, but it is not. It is very important to know that this is the most serious project Dr. Seuss has ever made.”
On Wednesday we were working on rhyming words. I asked her to come up with a word to rhyme with “map” and she shouted “App!” Then I asked for a word that rhymes with “ham” and she blinked, widened her eyes innocently and said, “Damn?”
20 minutes later she brought me a toy dinosaur with a Jenga block stuck on it and said, “wow, Mom, this dinosaur has a really big penis.”
The Jenga block was correctly placed, so I’m chalking that one up as a win for basic knowledge of anatomy.
Then the Ogre re-considered a baby name, something which he has NEVER done, not ever. He had the Pogues playlist on the other day, and after listening “Lorelei” twice he said, “haven’t you always liked the name Lorelei?”
I stared, dumfounded, because I haven’t so much always “liked” the name Lorelei as I have absolutely loved it and begged him to consider it for each of our children, including Liam (before we knew he was a boy, obviously).
I love the Pogues so much.
This video contains violence and bad language, so don’t watch it with the kids around
Then there was this video which went viral on the internet. I found the entire thing profoundly disturbing, so much so that I couldn’t get it off my mind. Some news outlets reported that the student was upset about Trayvon Martin’s reprehensible murder and the apparent lack of justice going on here in Florida, but it seems pretty clear to me from the way she’s moving that she’s suffering from some sort of mental problem.
I was less disturbed by the girl’s outburst, though, than I was by the reactions of her classmates. Towards the end you can see almost all of them with their phones out, recording and taking pictures of the incident. Then, after the student is removed from the classroom, they all burst into raucous laughter.
Really? This is entertainment, some girl totally losing it in a public setting? And even if she was just angry and violent, how is that remotely funny?
|Here’s a question I’ll never be in danger of asking|
All in all, I’m glad this week is over.
Especially since it means I get to see The Hunger Games this weekend! I loved the books and have been anxiously awaiting the release of the movie. The Ogre is, as usual, unimpressed with my taste in everything, so I’ll be going alone, but I got used to that in Vegas and even kind of like going to the movies alone now.
Speaking of movies, has anyone seen John Carter? I’ve been promising Sienna a movie and I’d like to take her to see this one. Anybody? Anything offensive in it?
Have a great weekend, everyone! Go and see Jen for more quick takes!