tyler (age 6) walked into the kitchen and asked his mom what was for dinner:
bri : chili
tyler : i don’t wike chili
bri : yes you do. last time i made it you ate 2 bowls. it has everything you like in it.
(she held up her hand and started counting off on her fingers)
bri : meat. beans. tomato. cheddar cheese. sour cream.
at which point tyler (oh so lightening quick with the comebacks), mimicked her, and also raised his hand counting off on HIS fingers :
tyler : liar. liar. pants. on. fire
you just gotta laugh
so my daughter bri had to take her baby, anthony (6 months old) to the doctor for his visit.
awwww that’s him. isn’t he cute !!! look at those beautiful blue eyes and curly baby hair. i could just eat him up. oiy. too darn cute….. anyway, where was i ? oh yeah…
she was dreading this visit because she knew the doctor was going to be expecting to give the baby his shots. she had already made a decision not to allow them at this time and felt she would prefer the shots be spread out more over time. this was an educated decision on her part as she had thoroughly researched following a less aggressive immunization schedule. so this was how the battle ensued:
doctor : why don’t you want to have the shots ?
bri: because i said so (yep, she’s been a mom quite a while now)
doctor : he should at least get the hepatitis b shot
bri: what for ? he doesn’t have sex and i doubt anyone is going to be bleeding all over my baby
doctor : well, he really needs the flu shot. it’s going to be a bad flu season this year
bri: they say that EVERY year at flu season. my baby isn’t in day care, he is home with me all day long and rarely goes out and he is not around a lot of other children. so NO! NO! NO!
and that’s how it ended. she said he was aggravated with her. she didn’t want to discuss all the research she did as she felt she didn’t need to explain herself to him. after all, this is her baby and as his mother she had a right to have a say in his health care. so she stuck to her guns and to be honest,
i am very proud of her.
for further info on this stance read :
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Meaning Behind The Song
The twelve days of Christmas are the twelve days between Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, the birth of Jesus, and the Epiphany, Jan. 6th, the day Christians celebrate the arrival of the Magi (Wise Men) and the revelation of Christ as the light of the world.
The Christmas song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may sound silly and contrived to many of us. But it actually had its origins in religious symbolism - and with a serious purpose.
It dates from a time of religious persecution. The song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” was written as a kind of secret catechism they could sing in public without fear of arrest - a learning or memory aid to Christians in fact.
The song can be taken at two levels of interpretation - the surface meaning, or the hidden meaning known only to the Christians involved. Each element is a code word for a religious truth.
1. The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus.
2. The two turtledoves are the Old and New Testaments.
3. Three French hens stand for faith, hope and love.
4. The four calling birds are the four Gospels.
5. The five gold rings recall the Hebrew Torah (Law), or the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament.
6. The six geese a-laying stand for the six days of creation.
7. The seven swans a-swimming represent the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
8. The eight maids a-milking are the eight Beatitudes.
9. Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
10. The ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments.
11. Eleven pipers piping represent the eleven faithful Apostles.
12. Twelve drummers drumming symbolize the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostles Creed.
If you think Jesus being symbolized as a partridge in a pear tree sounds blasphemous, remember:
“Jerusalem! Jerusalem! How often would I have sheltered thee under my wings, as a hen does her chicks, but thou wouldst not have it so.” (Luke 13:34 and Matthew 23:34)
The “true love” in the song refers to God Himself.
The “me” receiving the gifts is every Christian.
So that “silly” song we sing at Christmas time has more meaning than we thought.
and there you go :)
not taking the news too well
i’ve clearly not reached stage 2 yet
drink your hot cocoa and
GO TO BED !!!!!!!
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