*As always, a big thanks to Joyce @ From This Side of the Pond for creating and hosting the Hodgepodge.
~ No! Love is about respect, devotion, care, wanting the best for the other person and do your best to give it. And as for war, I'm thinking that attitude would just make things worse....not to mention that's not the kind of behavior God calls us to.
2. Are you a cereal eater? What's your favorite kind?
~ I eat it, but not with any regularity. I love Lucky Charms....chocolate if you can find them.
3. A five year old in Pennsylvania was recently given a ten day school suspension for talking with a friend about shooting one another with a Hello Kitty Bubble gun (the gun blows bubbles). She did not have the gun with her at school. A psychological evaluation was also ordered and the incident was recorded on her permanent record. The suspension was later reduced to two days and her parents are suing to have the incident removed from her file. Your thoughts? (If you missed the story click here for details).
~ I think we've lost all common sense. Zero tolerance for threats, bullying, weapons and the like is great in the school setting, but all that for a 5-year-old talking about a bubble gun? Please. We are becoming a nation of idiots.
4. Whatever happened to_____________________________?
~ Respect. Everybody's busy demanding it for themselves, but I don't see those same people giving any to anyone else. It's all about "What's in it for me?"
5. January 23rd is National Handwriting Day, billed as a day to reacquaint yourself with a pen and pencil. Do you like your handwriting? Do you prefer to print or write in cursive? This date was chosen because its the birth date of John Hancock. What's the last thing you signed your name to?
~ My cursive is okay and I've had people say they like it, but I hate it. I think my printing looks better. Based on what I see with kids today...computers have pretty much killed cursive. Kids can barely manage enough cursive to put their "John Hancock" on anything.
6. Speaking of John Hancock...ever been to Philadelphia? Do you have any desire to visit the city of Brotherly Love?~ I've been there, but it was when I was really young to visit relatives. I don't remember it. I don't have any relatives there these days and I don't have any desire to visit.
7. Share something funny you've heard a child say.~ A couple of years ago one little guy on the bus up and announced "I like dark-skinned women with big bellies." That was pretty funny, coming out of the blue as it did. I hear a lot of off the wall comments....some the parents would die of embarrassment if they knew what their kid was sharing.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
~ If you Facebook, do you block anyone from reading your posts? I've never done that, but I'm considering it. I have a cousin who is extremely liberal. I on the other hand am fairly conservative. (You're shocked, I know. lol) We don't see eye to eye. We know it. He posts his liberal views, pictures, links, etc. and I look the other way. He doesn't return the favor, though. Let me post my views and he pipes in and no, he isn't "nice" or diplomatic about it. He's letting me know in no uncertain terms that he thinks I'm an idiot. I don't want to unfriend him, but am really tired of his garbage. Just wondering how successful the blocking certain posts option is. Anyone done it?