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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

How to Handle a Stubborn Child?

It will come as no suprise to my loyal few readers, but I have a very stubborn strong-willed little girl. While this trait can certainly be a good thing at times, it is not particularly endearing in a toddler on a day-to-day basis. It is tiring and exasperating and sometimes just too much to handle again. That's where we are today.

A little background...On Saturday afternoon, Emily was outside "helping" daddy mow the grass. She ran along the sidewalk to the front door and fell and scraped both knees. One was just a small scrape, the other was much bigger and covered most of her knee. It required a large bandage instead of a regular sized one. She cried a lot and we babied her quite a bit the rest of the day, not making her walk on it a lot, since we knew it had to hurt.

Well, suffice it to say that she has not walked since Sunday at church, and that was only because she had absolutely no other option. She knew we were going and she would have to walk and so she did. And she was perfectly fine, as are her knees.

We have tried absolutely everything...and I mean everything, to get her to walk, but she stubbornly refuses. It got to the point that she has skipped lunch for two days in a row now, both times because she refuses to obey me and go to the bathroom first. (I won't bore you with the details.) She has been spanked, she has had things taken away (no videos or games or interesting tv - I made her watch HGTV all day yesterday!) She has lied, promising to walk if she gets something she wants, but we caught on to that immediately and punished her accordingly. It's gotten ugly here and I frankly have no idea what else to do. She has thrown horrible temper tantrums and is just generally nasty to us and I'm beyond frustrated and ready to lose my temper. I know I can't, but I honestly don't know what else to do. I can't go anywhere or do anything because she will not walk and I am not willingly to take her somewhere to have a huge fit because I'm sure that on the day I try to force the issue in public, someone will surely try to turn me in for "child abuse" for trying to get my child to obey me and walk like a normal person. She currently "crab walks" which proves to me that her knees are just fine, since that is much harder on them than walking would be. She even goes upstairs that way and climbs on the furniture that way. It's beyond ridiculous and her stubborn attitude is even going beyond just the walking issue now.

I feel like we're a case for the "super nanny" show.

So, does anyone have any advice? I'm just worn down from fighting and I don't know what to do.

Friday, August 08, 2008

John Edwards: Just Another Moral Democrat

photo courtesy of Fox News

It has been confirmed...John Edwards did indeed have an affair, just as the "trashy" tabloid The National Enquirer first reported. He still maintains that he did not father the other woman's child, however, as though that fact alone condones his actions.

In 2007, the National Enquirer first broke the story about Edwards' affair, but Edwards vehemently denied the claims, saying, "The story is false,...It's completely untrue, ridiculous."

According to the AP/CBS news article, "He professed his love for his wife, Elizabeth, who had an incurable form of cancer, saying, 'I've been in love with the same woman for 30-plus years and as anybody who's been around us knows, she's an extraordinary human being, warm, loving, beautiful, sexy and as good a person as I have ever known. So the story's just false.' "

Yes, "honorable" Sen. Edwards, your story certainly was false. It was also hurtful to far more than just your family, although they will definitely suffer the most.

" 'Thousands of friends of the senators and his supporters have put their faith and confidence in him and he's let them down,' said Bonior, a former congressman. 'They've been betrayed by his action.' Asked whether the affair would damage Edwards' future aspirations in public service, Bonior replied: 'You can't lie in politics and expect to have people's confidence.' "

Oh really? I wonder if the "honorable" Sen. Ted Kennedy knows that? Or how about the "honorable" William Jefferson, Rep-D. of Louisiana? How about the "most honorable" William Jefferson Clinton and his esteemed wife and cohort, the "honorable" Sen. Hillary Clinton.?

These along with many other prominent democrats have continued to lie to the American public they are supposed to be serving and they continue to get away with it. There is no punishment, no damage to their careers or reputation, and most of all, no shame and dishonor. They are not torn apart by the mainstream media. In fact, their "mistakes" are often treated with kid gloves and the most that ever happens is a minor slap on the wrist.

It's disgusting and John Edwards, former democrat vice presidential candidateand Senator of the United States of America is just the lastest example of a group of morally bankrupt democrat politicians.

What a guy!