This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.
We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present:
“Oh that is just cruel.”
"Why did you make him wear a dress?"
"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"
"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."
"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."
The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.
When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.
Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.
So, uh, funny story… I accidentally ordered two of these posters during the livestream. But hey! More for the kids, right?
Since I only really need one and I don’t have anyone to give it to… I GUESS THERE’S GONNA BE A HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!!!
Rules are simple:
- Reblog all you want (try not to spam your lovely followers)
- Do not reblog on a giveaway side blog
- Likes don’t count
- US only (sorry guys)
Also, If you get chosen, you have to be prepared to give me your address so I can actually give you the darn thing.
Giveaway ends December 25, 2013. GOOD LUCK!
netflix knows what’s up
THIS CUTIE PATOOTIE DYLAN EVERETT
WHO PLAYED THIS CUTIE
IS BORN ON THE SAME DAY
AS DEAN FUCKING WINCHESTER
YOU WANNA KNOW THE AGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 1979 AND 1995???
The casting on this show is phenomenal. You might say it’s supernatural.
HE WAS GOING TO DIE AND HE USED HIS REMAINING STRENGTH TO FREE HER… THIS IS HOW YOU OTP
YOUR OTP COULD NEVER
I often see things online about how Eugene should have waited to be saved, then cut her hair, or that he shouldn’t have cut as much, etc. but I feel like those people are missing the entire point.
Ok first of all, Eugene had waited for Rapunzel to heal him, who knows what would have happened, because Mother Gothel could have come and taken her away immediately. He instead makes the selfless decision with the little bit of strength that he has, to risk his own life in order to save Rapunzel. But more importantly: Eugene was selfish his entire life - mainly because nobody was ever looking out for him. He grew up poor and in an orphanage, so he had to be selfish in order to survive, which is why he turned to thieving. This moment is the moment where everything changes. It is the one time in his life that he puts someone else first.
Second: The symbolism behind the fact that he cuts her hair should tell you everything. All of Rapunzel’s life the only person who she ever knew to love her, didn’t actually love her, but she loved her hair. Gothel was always shown looking, talking to and kissing Rapunzel’s hair, and not really ever Rapunzel herself. Eugene, on the other hand, fell in love with Rapunzel the PERSON. He saw her as another human being, and he saw her heart. That is why he cut her hair - her hair didn’t matter to him because the magic was INSIDE her. He knew that and thus knew that even as he died, she would live a happy life because of how beautiful she is on the inside.
In 1937 two women caused a car accident by wearing shorts in public for the first time
In 1937 a careless driver caused an accident when he took his eyes off the road to ogle 2 women wearing shorts in public for the first time.
fucking thank you
Congratulations, you broke physics.
this gave me an aneurysm
That car one makes me want to cry.
Physics go home, you’re drunk.
"You can’t ship them they’re not gay!"
"You can’t ship them their age difference is too much!"
"You can’t ship them they don’t even like ea…."
okay so i was watching the suite life of zack and cody episode where they make a commercial and i decided to call the Tipton’s number
and it’s a fucking sex chatline.
I thought you were lying so I called on skype and it is.
Look at the details! The dog bowl says ‘Loki’, and the license plate is “ASG4RD” or Asgard.
It’s cut off in the gif, but the mom’s coffee cup has a Stark label on it.
I still declare that the best part of this is that she’s a little girl cosplaying Thor. :3
I agree with the headcanon that Thor was just casually flying past at the time and saw this little girl and thought, “This young maiden wishes to emulate her hero. I SHALL ASSIST HER!” and then makes lighting shoot out of her hammer so that the car explodes and flies off with the biggest grin on his face.
This is too important for me not to mention.
The book states: "Give 10 licks at a time, more if the child resists. Be careful about using it in front of others — even at church; nosy neighbors might call social workers."
This is literally a how-to manual on how to abuse and beat your children.
OH MY GOD. Okay stop scrolling and look at me. My mother actually used this book. I am a victim of this piece of literary evil, and let me tell you, it has left me with some seriously deep scars. It got to the point that my brother and I couldn’t even laugh. Laughter was considered “foolishness” and we would literally be struck ten times for it if she heard it. Let me reiterate that.
We could not enjoy ourselves or even be happy without being beaten.
One of the “Christian” cult families introduced this to her and yes, it is basically condoning serious child abuse. I actually personally believe in corporal punishment and let me tell you, THIS IS NOT CORPORAL PUNISHMENT. It is heavy abuse and it’s evil, evil, evil. I’m going to go sign that petition, and so help me, if you know of someone using this book, call Child Protective services immediately. The children of that cult family are now actually being rehabilitated because they grew up like robots. It’s a sick fucking book, okay? Sick. Let’s get this thing banned before it ruins anymore lives.
I am the way I am today because of this hideous thing. I cry every time someone even gently reprimands me. I’m afraid of cutting up in public because I think someone is going to hit me. Worst of all: It taught me to tolerate abuse, that I deserved abuse, and that if someone abused me, I was clearly in the wrong. I can’t possibly begin to tell you how dangerous it has been for me. Thanks to people around me who were raised right, I am only now starting to learn to stand up for myself and that, no, I am not an idiot who deserves verbal, physical, emotional, or mental abuse. I am not just a child who will forever be subject to her power-hungry mother.
Most of all… Children are not animals. And really, who the fuck even treats an animal like that??? Please, if you reblog one thing from me, please let it be this. I don’t want anyone else to go through what I did.what the fuck how did this get published
SIGNAL BOOSTING THE HELL OUT OF THIS.
This topic is extremely important to me, and nothing riles me more than people/media advocating abuse of children. This is a large grey area for many, but I want to highlight the fact that there is a HUGE difference between disciplining with a light spank or light slap on the wrist in order to get a child’s attention to stop a wrong/dangerous behaviour and turning them towards their mistakes through other methods of discipline (i.e. time out, loss of privilege, whatever), and whipping/striking them with a switch multiple times in order to break them into submission, or dousing them in cold water.
And may I mention that I found the online print of this book and the passages give reason to use a switch because the child is exhibiting normal developmental behaviour like having the occasional temper tantrum? That’s normal; Beating a child is decidedly not.
This is absolutely disgusting. There is no excuse in religion, culture, or “tradition,” you do not discipline or punish children with an instrument, ever. The fact that Michael Pearl responded to criticism by saying that the 15-inch plastic tubing he recommends in the book is “too light to cause damage to the muscle or the bone” makes me so incredibly angry. IT DOESN’T NEGATE THE FACT YOU ARE USING A WEAPON ON A CHILD.
You don’t treat children like this, you don’t rear children with “multiple licks” of a switch, children don’t learn to be good people through abuse, of ANY kind; you are only hurting them and teaching them you are someone to be feared and that they are helpless, and that the only way they can avoid this is to repress emotions, to monitor themselves to a point of depression and paranoia, or lash out tenfold on someone/something else.