Sunday, 16 November 2014
Baking With a Two Year Old and Dealing with Trolls
You may have noticed that I have activated comment moderation for the moment as I had a troll comment on my blog. I really don't know why people would want to spend so much time on line making an ass of themselves, but hey ho as John from Going Gently would say, I will remove the moderation again in a few days. Do you have trouble with trolls? How do you deal with them? I don't want to keep the moderation on as then they have won. I'm more than capable of dealing with trolls but I don't want people to have to read their pathetic little comments. Why do people have to be so nasty, they must have sad and lonely lives.
We have been looking after the grandchildren for a few days to give their mum a rest. They are 2 and 4 so our days have been full of wiping faces and bums. We had an excursion to an indoor play area as it's been raining most days, we were both exhausted after climbing around the obstacle courses with them! I think we were the only ones going around with the children, are we over protective grandparents? The children enjoyed it but I think we will just put boots and rain macs on and go to the beach next time for some fresh air and create our own climbing challenges on rocks and slides down the dunes. We have been building dens, having picnics in an indoor tent, helping grandpa sweep the patio in the rain and baking buns. All good fun. They are going home tomorrow, the house will seem a lot quieter.
There has been a debate on Facebook about a teacher who slaughtered a rabbit in class and cut it up to show the children where their food came from. There were a lot of people who thought this was a good thing to do as children need to see these things. My thoughts are that we tell children how babies are made but we don't give them a demonstration! I explained to my children exactly where their food came from and what was involved in the production of meat. They both decided to be vegetarians and still are. There is enough cruelty in the world, I would rather they didn't witness it in school. What are your thoughts?
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