May 12, 2007

AM Stumble

The gravesite of the left arm of General Stonewall Jackson - After General Jackson's arm was amputated nearby at the Wilderness Tavern, his doctor, Hunter McGuire didn't feel that it was appropriate for the General's arm to be buried in a mass grave with other amputated limbs, so he took the arm, and brought it to his family's home nearby and had it buried in the family plot. It remains there to this day.
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I was following a story here and followed it. I found this, OMG smashing the kids toys with a hammer, that's way wrong but way too funny...

DEAR ABBY: I have a 4-year-old who tends to act up from time to time. I have tried "time-outs" and even soft spanking and have taken his privileges away. Nothing seems to work. However, I have found that smashing one of his small toys with a hammer works well. Do you see any danger in this form of punishment? -- YOUNG MOM IN OKLAHOMA

DEAR YOUNG MOM: I certainly do. Smashing a child's toy with a hammer carries the same message that an abusive husband delivers when he smashes his fist through a wall. It implies, "You're next!" If you continue punishing your child in this way, he could begin modeling his behavior after yours and destroy other people's property -- including yours -- when he's angry.

Take the toy away if that's the only way to get through to your son. Tell him that it will be given to a child who has no toys to play with. But do not destroy the toy in front of your child.

Lil bastards, why use a fake one? Wanna borrow mine?

Autistic Artist, this is way too cool not to share...


.Ophelia. said...

I watched the one about the autistic artist. That was very fascinating.

~Babsbitchin~ said...

ophelia, I thought that was really interesting. My nephew, who is Autistic can read and he was never taught. He has about 15 words and that's it but he has been able to read for some time. He may also understand French. Fascinating, huh?