Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's count down to Thanksgiving....
I'm sure everyone is busy...
planning...cleaning...shopping for food...

I am thankful for my family...
for my friends...real world and blogging friends..
don't forget to include the elderly...the single folks...
sometimes they get overlooked during the holidays...
send them a card...make a phone call...
take them something useful....
a gift card...stamps...a basket of fruit..

I saw on the news the other day...
a school is banning balls...
only foam or nerf balls can be used...
okay...get ready...I'm jumping on my soap box...
PLEEEEZZZZEEE....this is ridiculous....
what are we doing to the kids of this great land...
part of growing up is learning the basics of life...
like catch a ball don't get hit by it...
learning who to avoid in Dodgeball...
part of growing up is learning the bad with the good...
you can not protect them from everything...
how will they learn to cope in the real world...
when life throws balls at them...they have to learn to catch them...
or avoid them...okay I'm getting down now...


our leaves are so pretty this year...
we usually go from green to gone...
I'm really enjoying watching the pretty colors fall this year...
have a great day...
remember to take a deep breath and enjoy....


10 comments:

Sandra said...

preach on lady bug.. agree 100 percent. if we protect them from any and everything all the time, they grow up unable to adjust to real life.

Jeanie said...

I am glad to join you on your soap box. If kids are protected from everything as they grow up they will never learn how to protect themselves from anything. It is for sure that the world will be throwing more than Nerf balls their way.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I'm right up there with you! Especially when I hear of really silly things like this or banning Halloween costumes in school.

TexWisGirl said...

was that you on the soapbox or rooster? i'm just saying... :)

Cherrie said...

I agree! :)

Joani said...

I also agree. Beautiful photos. Thanks for reminding of those that don't have someone or can't get out and only wish to speak to a human or get a hug. Happy Thanksgiving.

Flora said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

yes...when we were kids...we didn't have the rules...boy did we have fun...and really how many really got hurt?

Linda Chapman said...

So true!! What is wrong about learning to live real life?

Our fall is pretty this year! Didn't think we would ever have one after that long hot summer. We will be sitting by the fireplace this evening.....counting our blessings. Happy Thanksgiving.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That's crazy! No balls except nerf balls. Oh, mercy. What is our society coming to???

Great photos, Deb!! blessings ~ tanna

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Yeah... "We want our balls!!!" -giggles-

Gentle hugs,
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"Come ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of Harvest-home"

~ Henry Alford