at the end of another month! It's crazy how fast time passes us by.
I remember when I was a kid, and a single day would seem to drag on
forever. Nowadays, it blows by like nothing. Events and such are penciled
in and planned months in advance, and before you know it, it's just
right around the corner. *sigh* A sign of old age I guess.
was much like yesterday...Ashlyn and I stayed home and she kept me busy
by getting into trouble. I made a couple of makeshift barricades to
keep her away from certain parts of the house. I really need to get
a couple of safety gates soon. I've been checking online, and there
are so many different types. I have no idea which to get. We need a
standard gate for the staircase and one that's retractable (for the
space dividing the living room and kitchen). The retractable gate I
was looking into costs over $100! GAT DAMN!
Let me just tell you how freakishly strong Ashlyn is...this afternoon
while I washed dishes, she came into the kitchen and pulled a bottle
of wine off of our tall wine rack! Freaked me out! Almost broke my good
bottle of Strawberry Hill, too! HAHAHAHA!...kidding.
Also, for the first time in a pretty long time, Ashlyn had (not one,
but TWO) explosive poops!...the kind that ran out of her diaper and
onto her clothes. Horrible. =/
Aric had pizza delivered and we popped in "Spiderman". I saw
it over the weekend, but Aric hasn't seen it. It's a pretty good movie,
and I like Tobey Maguire.
It was nice to have one evening to just chill with Aric. He had stuff
to do (as always), but I persuaded him to put if off till tomorrow night.
Of course, once the movie ended, he went to work on his stuff. *shrug*
Better than nothing, right? Patrick stopped by tonight for a
I was watching the news tonight on CBS, and they showed a clip of this
home surveillance tape that a man in Brazil took after he suspected
his babysitter of abusing his two children (age 2 and 6 months). The
footage was outrageous and horrifying! The tape clearly showed the babysitter
relentlessly slapping the 6 month old all over the body, then went over
to the two year old and cruelly beat the crap out of him (or her...couldn't
really tell). Ironically, after the video was aired in Brazil, a mob
of angry people attacked the girl on the street...and all of this was
captured on video too! She got slapped, pushed, and kicked before she
ran off crying. *shake head* CRAZY! You can tell that this babysitter
had a really bad temper...because in the video (where she was attacked),
she fought back and ended up beating up one of her attackers, causing
other angry citizens to step in. Watching all of this was disturbing
beyond words. It's been well over an hour since seeing that segment
AND I'm still thinking about it! Why would anybody vehemently hit a
child?...let alone a 6 month old?!! I'm heartbroken.
I swear, when I see or read about violence to children or pets, I can't
stand it. It gets under my skin and stays there for a long time. *BOOHOO!*
so prior to that, the rest of my day and evening went well. I better
go watch some Cartoon Network now and get these yucky images and thoughts
outta my head. G'Nite!
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