Welcome home new fishies. Judging from the screeches of sheer and utter delight? I think you shall be loved. Be warned though, there will be identity crisis' as the children keep changing your names. I won't tell them that you won't answer to anything at all. Mr Orange? You have sadly become the adopted aquatic son of a boy with Bieber Fever. Sorry 'bout that. I tried. And tonight? He got the Bieber boy's phone number off a YouTube video. I don't know about this but he's insistent that it belongs to your namesake. Oh yes, he named you Justin Bieber (insert last name). You were Justin "Brock" (insert last name) for all of 20 minutes. Then is changed to just Brock. Alas, you now have the full Bieber moniker. Again, sorry.
I haven't blogged in 8 months. We bought a house, still unpacking, school started. You know, life. I felt the need, the urgent need to blog about the Adrian Peterson situation today. I am full of all sorts of feelings and had to write about it. I would love to hear your thoughts on this whole thing. No really, I would. I don't feel I was a douchebag in my writing so all I ask is you not be a douchebag in your response. Thanks.
My thoughts on the Adrian Peterson situation (but first, some backstory): I was spanked as a child. I'm pretty sure most of us that grew up in the 80s were.Until the summer between 5th and 6th grade I lived in Charelston, SC and from 6th to 11th grade, North Chicaco, IL. I have seen every form of discipline doled out on a child. I've seen spankings, beatings, hairbrushes smacked into heads, spoons hitting the tops of heads, whips, belts and even switches. I've seen it all.Most of you know that my son is named after a little boy who died from c…
When was the first time that you realized that your home was not like other people’s homes?
My house has always been different from other houses. I don't think I could narrow it down to a particular time. I recall not having friends stay over. Ever. I always stayed at all my friends' houses and called their moms "Mom".
Not a lot of my friends were only children so to them, I was the odd duck. Believe me, I *was* the odd duck. Just for a myriad of other reasons.
Having a family of my own, I really see the differences in houses. We are more relaxed with some things that would not fly in other houses. It gets loud in our house. Extremely loud. If I stopped them from being loud all the time, I wouldn't get a single thing done. I tend to jump in right away when the kids are arguing because it can, and will, quickly snowball into WWIII and someone (or both) will be crying. We let our son play the Wii, computer or DS for far longer than other parents or even the "…