When kid’s are brutally honest!

I was doing my normal morning gossip website troll while eating breakfast when I saw a few of these posted.  As a mom you have to appreciate the honesty and innocence of children.  After appreciating it then you can laugh!  Enjoy!

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The thing about leaving kids in the hot car…

I came across this youtube video on facebook and I completely get where this man is coming from.  Whenever I hear of a child dying from being left in a hot car I just can’t of what their parents were thinking.  Every time I hear something like that I’m just at a loss.  I did not want to be one of those parents that stand on a soapbox saying “I would never leave my child in the car”  that would be a lie.  I have several times as I know a lot of moms do.  Most of my friends have and will probably still do so.  I think the common sense rule is really what applies.

Having a sleeping two year old in the car and having to run into the UPS store to drop off a package, yes, that is a situation where I have left my child in the car with the AC on and the doors locked.  Living in the midwest I have automatic start on my car so that insures that I can take my keys and not worry about somehow getting them locked in the car with my kid in the car.  EVEN IF somehow that were to happen, I would have broken a window without a second thought and I also would not have been gone long enough to face any issues.  I would say the absolute max time my kid has been in a car may have been 2 mins with the AC or heat on.  I also always have full view of my child or I have someone else watching.  If I get inside and what I need to do is going to take longer than my two mins.  I come back at a different time.  Many moms do face the what do I do when the baby is sleeping and I literally have to run something in, or pick up something, or use the bathroom?  Most of us have left our kids in the car to do those things.  With multiples someone being left in the car happens all the time.

Not to be sexist but the man in the video says that his kids would just have to come with him or him not go.  I think if he were a mom that would be a different story.

I certainly don’t advocate leaving children in the car.  Especially with the car off, doors locked, and windows up.  Hell even with the windows down it is to hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I just didn’t want to be the mom who pretended to not understand some of the decisions we make.  I do not understand the decisions of people who leave their children in the car under those conditions is what I will say.  I can’t even sit in the car without the AC on for more than a few mins so I would never do that to my child, or a pet.

I think with everything there is just common sense.  Never leave your kids in a hot car, never leave your kids in a car in an area that is not safe or unfamiliar to you, never lock your kids in the car with the keys in the car, never leave your kids in the car if they have the ability to try to “drive” it, never leave your kids in a cold car, the list really goes on of just good common sense.  I really hope that people do take a good look at this video just if nothing else to see how hot a car really is and how quickly things can go south.

White House Makes Photo Agency Delete Pics Of Malia Obama- Good parenting or abuse of power?

No thank you!

 

So I saw this story on TMZ and I thought it was a good discussion point.  Is it not the job of parents to protect their children by any means necessary?  In my personal opinion I don’t think it’s an abuse of power. I think it’s being a good parent.  After all when did photographing people’s children become the “right” of the paparazzi?

“Malia Obama went to a famous L.A. restaurant Monday night — a restaurant regularly frequented by celebs and paparazzi — and when the White House found out a photog took her pic, they went into DEFCON 1 to KILL the photos.

The 16-year-old went to Gjelina in Venice, CA with some friends.  The photog got the pic as Malia walked out and then sent it to the AKM-GSI agency to sell.  The agency posted the pic on its website for media outlets to purchase, but several hours later The First Lady’s Office called AKM-GSI and asked them to please take the pics off the website and delete them from their files.

We’re told Michelle Obama‘s people told the agency they had promises from various media outlets not to photograph the 2 girls when they were not in the presence of their father.  

AKM-GSI then agreed, sending an email to the media with the subject, “URGENT SET KILL NOTICE.”

The text reads, “Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive.  The set was sent around earlier today.  We cannot distribute this set.” 

Now here’s what’s interesting.  Malia has been in L.A. over the last few weeks, doing an internship on Halle Berry’s TV show for part of the time.  Then she showed up at a famous restaurant — Secret Service in tow — with photogs all over the place.  

So is this a case of the President and First Lady taking precautionary action, or is this a concerned famous mom and dad flexing their muscles?”

When TMZ posted the story, they asked if this was a case of Mrs. Obama and the White House abusing their power when Malia made a decision to one intern in L.A. and then go to a very popular restaurant. There’s a poll and a majority of the people believe it’s an abuse. But if you ask me, this is just what parents do. Parents are supposed to do everything in their power to protect their children. And as it stands now, the more power you have the better you’re able to protect your children. That’s the way of the world. Plus, if the Obamas were really to abuse their power, I can imagine a few things far worse than asking a photo agency to delete a photo of their teenage daughter.

What do you think, were the Obamas wrong to flex this much muscle or is this just yet another example of people being mad at everything the first family does, whether it’s right or wrong?

– See more at: http://madamenoire.com/446244/michelle-dont-play-white-house-makes-photo-agency-delete-pics-malia-obama/#sthash.RAnHpBBg.dpuf

We reported a few weeks ago that First Daughter Malia Obama was interning on the set of Halle Berry’s new movie Extant and since she’s been spending so much time in L.A., it’s not all too surprising the the paparazzi is on the prowl.

Monday night Malia and a few of her friends were spotted at Gjelina, famous restaurant in Venice, California. It’s often frequented by celebrities so the paparazzi were on site, snapping pictures of the 16 year old. A photographer captured a picture of Malia as she walked out of the restaurant and he sold the image to AKM-GSI for them to distribute to other sites. The agency posted the picture on their website for other media outlets to purchase. But within a few hours the First Lady’s office called AKM-GSI and asked them to please remove the photo.

According to TMZ, Mrs. Obama’s staff told the agency that they’d secured promises from several media outlets not to photograph either Sasha or Malia when they weren’t with their father, President Obama.

AKM-GSI agreed and then sent an e-mail to other media outlets issuing a “URGENT SET KILL NOTICE.”

It read: “Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive. The set was sent around earlier today. We cannot distribute this set.” 

When TMZ posted the story, they asked if this was a case of Mrs. Obama and the White House abusing their power when Malia made a decision to one intern in L.A. and then go to a very popular restaurant. There’s a poll and a majority of the people believe it’s an abuse. But if you ask me, this is just what parents do. Parents are supposed to do everything in their power to protect their children. And as it stands now, the more power you have the better you’re able to protect your children. That’s the way of the world. Plus, if the Obamas were really to abuse their power, I can imagine a few things far worse than asking a photo agency to delete a photo of their teenage daughter.

What do you think, were the Obamas wrong to flex this much muscle or is this just yet another example of people being mad at everything the first family does, whether it’s right or wrong?

– See more at: http://madamenoire.com/446244/michelle-dont-play-white-house-makes-photo-agency-delete-pics-malia-obama/#sthash.RAnHpBBg.dpuf

We reported a few weeks ago that First Daughter Malia Obama was interning on the set of Halle Berry’s new movie Extant and since she’s been spending so much time in L.A., it’s not all too surprising the the paparazzi is on the prowl.

Monday night Malia and a few of her friends were spotted at Gjelina, famous restaurant in Venice, California. It’s often frequented by celebrities so the paparazzi were on site, snapping pictures of the 16 year old. A photographer captured a picture of Malia as she walked out of the restaurant and he sold the image to AKM-GSI for them to distribute to other sites. The agency posted the picture on their website for other media outlets to purchase. But within a few hours the First Lady’s office called AKM-GSI and asked them to please remove the photo.

According to TMZ, Mrs. Obama’s staff told the agency that they’d secured promises from several media outlets not to photograph either Sasha or Malia when they weren’t with their father, President Obama.

AKM-GSI agreed and then sent an e-mail to other media outlets issuing a “URGENT SET KILL NOTICE.”

It read: “Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive. The set was sent around earlier today. We cannot distribute this set.” 

When TMZ posted the story, they asked if this was a case of Mrs. Obama and the White House abusing their power when Malia made a decision to one intern in L.A. and then go to a very popular restaurant. There’s a poll and a majority of the people believe it’s an abuse. But if you ask me, this is just what parents do. Parents are supposed to do everything in their power to protect their children. And as it stands now, the more power you have the better you’re able to protect your children. That’s the way of the world. Plus, if the Obamas were really to abuse their power, I can imagine a few things far worse than asking a photo agency to delete a photo of their teenage daughter.

What do you think, were the Obamas wrong to flex this much muscle or is this just yet another example of people being mad at everything the first family does, whether it’s right or wrong?

– See more at: http://madamenoire.com/446244/michelle-dont-play-white-house-makes-photo-agency-delete-pics-malia-obama/#sthash.RAnHpBBg.dpuf

We reported a few weeks ago that First Daughter Malia Obama was interning on the set of Halle Berry’s new movie Extant and since she’s been spending so much time in L.A., it’s not all too surprising the the paparazzi is on the prowl.

Monday night Malia and a few of her friends were spotted at Gjelina, famous restaurant in Venice, California. It’s often frequented by celebrities so the paparazzi were on site, snapping pictures of the 16 year old. A photographer captured a picture of Malia as she walked out of the restaurant and he sold the image to AKM-GSI for them to distribute to other sites. The agency posted the picture on their website for other media outlets to purchase. But within a few hours the First Lady’s office called AKM-GSI and asked them to please remove the photo.

According to TMZ, Mrs. Obama’s staff told the agency that they’d secured promises from several media outlets not to photograph either Sasha or Malia when they weren’t with their father, President Obama.

AKM-GSI agreed and then sent an e-mail to other media outlets issuing a “URGENT SET KILL NOTICE.”

It read: “Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive. The set was sent around earlier today. We cannot distribute this set.” 

When TMZ posted the story, they asked if this was a case of Mrs. Obama and the White House abusing their power when Malia made a decision to one intern in L.A. and then go to a very popular restaurant. There’s a poll and a majority of the people believe it’s an abuse. But if you ask me, this is just what parents do. Parents are supposed to do everything in their power to protect their children. And as it stands now, the more power you have the better you’re able to protect your children. That’s the way of the world. Plus, if the Obamas were really to abuse their power, I can imagine a few things far worse than asking a photo agency to delete a photo of their teenage daughter.

What do you think, were the Obamas wrong to flex this much muscle or is this just yet another example of people being mad at everything the first family does, whether it’s right or wrong?

– See more at: http://madamenoire.com/446244/michelle-dont-play-white-house-makes-photo-agency-delete-pics-malia-obama/#sthash.RAnHpBBg.dpuf

When adults lie in front of children….

liar, liar.
liar, liar.

On Tuesday morning the kid and I were preparing his summer camp bag when I reminded him to put on his sunscreen.  He told me not to worry because he won’t burn and he has not been wearing his sunscreen.  Then he proceeds to tell me that a counselor told him that “sunscreen doesn’t work on black people”.  Saying that I was pissed would be an understatement.  I told him that was the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard and the ALL people need to put on sunscreen especially him because I said so!

I told him to show me who this counselor was when we got to camp.  When we arrived the counselor wasn’t there so I left it be.  Later that night just to be sure, I asked him again to tell me about the conversation to which he said the same thing.  I told him I would talk to the counselor.

This morning when we went to camp as soon as we walked in the door he yells “mommy! that’s the guy who said it!” To my surprise is was an African American counselor.  I asked the camp director for permission to speak to that counselor since he was in the middle of helping children.  When he walked over I asked him point blank if he had told my son that sunscreen doesn’t work on black people.  He denied that he ever said such a thing.  I called the kid over and asked him what was said.  He repeated verbatim the story he has told me for the past two days.  The counselor looked at me and said “I never said that, I never said anything like that”  My son says “I heard you say it” and repeated again what he said.  After that I dismissed the counselor and gave the kid a hug and a kiss and told him it was ok.  He looked so confused as to why this person was saying he didn’t say something that the kid clearly heard him say.  He looked at me and said “mommy I think I heard him say that”.  That is what crushed me.  That my child was second guessing himself because an adult didn’t want to fees up to some dumb shit that he said.  My 6-year-old didn’t create that story out of thin air.  If he had said ninja warriors stole his sunscreen then maybe.  This, he did not make up.  I gave him a hug and  a kiss and told him to have a wonderful day.  When he gets home I will take him out for ice cream and tell him I am proud of him for telling me what happened.

This was a teachable moment for me.  I already believed him when he told me what happened so in hindsight when the counselor denied saying what he did, I should not have called my son over and I should have just told him that I believed my son and to please watch what he says.  The last thing I want is for the kid to be confused over something he knows he’s right about or believes he’s right with good reason.  Even if the counselor was not talking directly to him IF he said that and the kid heard him, then you still said it!  Own up to it!  Don’t calla  6-year-old a liar especially if they are not lying!!!

I know now, to keep him out of situations where adults lying about stuff is a possibility.  Defiantly if I can see that beforehand.  I guess this chapter was skipped in the parenting handbook lol