Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A herd of buffalo ...

What is it about kids that makes it impossible for them to walk quietly? I am upstairs and I can hear my son stomping across the floor back and forth. It sounds like he has weights on his ankles or he gained 500 pounds since I last saw him two minutes ago.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Super Size Me!

I've come to realize that when it comes to hips, there are three sizes: small, medium and SUPER SIZE ME, BABY! I fall into the last category.

Oh well.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Hot Hubby!

Do me a favor and vote for my hubby as the "Hottest Dad in Louisville". Its a contest our paper is running for Father's Day. His Dad ID is Dad ID:1109 (Dave Bement) and he is on page 54 right now. If you go to the voting section, he is on the second page top row second from the right. If he wins, he will get a gift card.

The web address is http://php.courier-journal.com/hotDad/

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Please pray ...

Follow this link: http://cfhusband.blogspot.com

Week Three!

I've made it to Week 3 of the Couch to 5K program. I had to extend the second week because I missed a few days. But here I am at Week 3. I can't say I have a love for running at this point but it is getting easier. Only six more weeks to go ...

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Unstrange Minds

New book to read: Unstrange Minds by Roy Richard Grinker.

A basic summary:
How did autism shift from being a rare disorder, occurring in 3 in 10,000 people to an "epidemic," occurring in 1 in 166 people? UNSTRANGE MINDS: Remapping the World of AUTISM, a global study of autism by Roy Richard Grinker, an anthropologist and father of a child with autism, answers this question.

About the title:
I like to think that this is what is happening to people with autism. As the general public learns to understand and appreciate people with autism, the autistic person is no longer strange or foreign. He or she is, instead, unstrange.

Amen, Roy. Amen! Placing a request for it at my library immediately.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Green the Vaccine

I really, really like Kristina Chew. She articulates my thoughts so much better than I ever could.

Check out:

and http://www.autismvox.com/the-rallying-of-the-green/

I love this paragraph:

Somewhere in the not too distant past, those who were the “antivaxers” or “anti-vaccine advocates” started to characterize themselves as “pro-vaccine-safety advocates.” As Mike Stanton notes, the organizers of the Green Our Vaccines rally sound like their old anti-vaccine selves. But “pro” has positive overtones: Better to be for something and who can object to making things—vaccines—safe? (In the abortion debate, it’s “pro-choice” and “pro-life”—-who wants to be “anti-life” or “anti-choice”?)


I know it may be hard for some to understand the excitement about the Detroit Red Wings winning the Stanley Cup. Its just a silly cup won by a hockey team. And while the fans don't gain anything from material from the win, we certainly gain something emotionally. In a year where most of the stories of Detroit have been about murders and mayoral scandals, its nice to have something positive. Its nice to show the world we about more than just that.

We are Hockeytown.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Is it wrong?

I know, I do complain too much. But isn't a blog a place where you can be utterly selfish and self-consumed?

So here's my complaint -- or rather my series of questions: Why is the sound of the shower or bath running an instant call to my daughter? Is it Pavlovian? Why does she drop whatever she is doing to run into my bathroom? Why does she think I need company in there? Or a running dialog of what I am doing? Why does she need to sit rightnext to the tub when there is an acre of space around her? Why does she think I want her to splash me or throw things in the tub? Or press her self against the shower door?

If you can explain this to me, I would be eternally indebted to you.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


If I am going to stay up to 1 a.m., the least they could have done was win.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Stanley Cup

The Detroit Red Wings are playing the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Stanley Cup Finals. I always get nervous when a hometown team is in a big game -- even if I hardly follow them all year. I am going to have a hard time falling asleep I will be so nerved up, LOL.

A little personal tidbit: My husband almost proposed to me at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto by placing my ring in the Stanley Cup. I kinda ruined it though, LOL. That's a story for another day.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Growing Kids God's Way

Let me preface by saying, I love my church. I really do. But like any relationship, there are times when we disagree. Gary Ezzo and his Growing Kids Gods Way is one such instance. My church supports and encourages his teachings. I abhor them.

Ezzo and his wife are under the impression that their program is the only program for Christian parents. They go so far as to assert that if you don't use their program you are not a true Christian and therefore will not raise true Christians. They misuse Scripture to fit their ideals. That alone is frightening in its totalitarian attitude. But even more frightening is their lack of authentic medical advice (for example, they discourage on-demand feeding and encourage a rigid feeding schedule). There ahve been reported cases of Failure to Thrive amongst babies subject to their teachings.

The Ezzos have been dropped from two churches, their publishing company and even Focus on the Family has distanced themselves.

If you want more information on the Ezzos check out this report from the Christian Research Institute: http://www.equip.org/site/c.muI1LaMNJrE/b.2721925/k.B464/DG233.htm

I already burned some bridges two years ago when I sent an email to the head of the Children's Ministries about the GKGW programs. This July, they are coming to the church to teach their misguided parenting classes. I am not sure what I will do -- write another letter or just let my refusal to attend be my answer.
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