Friday, January 14, 2011

Battle Of The Sexes- Quotes

“Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.”
Henry Kissinger

“In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.”
Cyril Connolly

“The war between the sexes is the only one in which both sides regularly sleep with the enemy”
Quentin Crisp

     “We have to be careful in this era of radical feminism, not to emphasize an equality of the sexes that leads women to imitate men to prove their equality. To be equal does not mean you have to be the same.”
Eva Burrows

"I hate women because they always know where things are."
James Thurber

"The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness, can be trained to do most things."
Jilly Cooper

When the candles are out all women are fair.

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.

Men live in a fantasy world. I know this because I am one, and I actually receive my mail there.
Scott Adams

When I think of talking, it is of course with a woman. For talking at its best being an inspiration, it wants a corresponding divine quality of receptiveness, and where will you find this but in a woman?
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
Margaret Fuller

Preschool Or No Preschool

A few months ago, I ran into a Mom who thought she was doing a wonderful thing by being a stay at home mom. She says to me, my husband and I thought it would be best for our children if I stayed home with them and besides I don't know how people drop their children off in day cares and leave them there all day. I didn't really appreciate that comment, all of my children were in learning centers and they turned out very well. Being a stay at home mom can be a wonderful thing. But, it is not always best for your child if your not taking the opportunity to educate your child while your staying at home with your little ones. I try not to judge others. In this case, it may have been better for her to put her children in a daycare or learning center as young children. They may have gotten some very valuable skills from a daycare that they didn't get at home. I will put it this way, I don't allow my child to play with this boy anymore. He runs around harassing other children and doing inappropriate things that a boy his age should not be doing, i.e looking for pornography online at the age of 11. Hmmm.... where did he get that from?

Children are a "tabula rosa" (a blank slate). Their minds are like little sponges, absorbing everything in their surroundings. They watch everything we do and they learn from us. Children learn through association. They are not capable of knowing what words and objects represent until we teach them what they represent. I don't really believe in bad children, I believe in bad parenting skills. We can either help them fill up their chalk board with positive learning experiences that will help them grow and be happy children or we can leave their chalk board blank and just allow them absorb their surroundings taking from it what they can.

I have never fully understood why so many parents are against putting their children in a daycares or learning centers. I personally prefer learning centers. I enrolled all my children in learning centers and they are all intelligent children. My two youngest were enrolled in all day kindergarten at the age of four. I don't regret giving them the opportunity to get a head start in school. They both excel in school and are honor roll students.

I was a preschool teacher in the past. I taught a classroom of three year old children. We were required to write lesson plans and teach the children. Children will amaze you. If given the opportunity they can learn amazing things at the age of three. If you are taking the time to teach your children at home, that can also be a wonderful thing. Just make sure you understand your child's full learning potential.

Obviously, not everyone feels daycare or learning centers are best for their children. I just think it is an option that should not be ruled out. Even if you don't want to enroll your children in for a full day, look into part time. See what is the best time of the day to bring your child. Children can learn valuable socialization skills and reach their full learning potential in learning centers. Let's not forget, it's fun to play with other children. If you do decide to educate your little one at home, you can find preschool lesson plans on line to help you educate your child and help make learning fun.

What Can You Do With Duct Tape?

Some people are duct tape crazy. They use duct tape to fix everything. Duct tape can be a great thing in a bind. But, I am not sure I would go as far as these people with their bizarre duct tape uses.

This may keep anyone from stealing his bike, but it will take them a little while to take all the tape off to ride the bike.

Cheap car repair if you don't mind the appearance.

A couple of friends decided to repair this old couch that was falling apart with duct tape. Pretty creative.

This prom dress is made entirely from duct tape from the hat to her shoes. Duck brand Duct Tape holds a scholarship contest every year and the winner wins a $3,000 scholarship.

Look at these pants made from duct tape. Hmmm... interesting.

Duct tape purse.

This purse is made with zebra duct tape.  Not bad... I'm not sure I would sport this purse. But, it's kind of cute.

Duct Tape Shoes... This is going a little far. They look like space shoes.

Another duct tape prom dress.... very colorful.

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