Yesterday, I only let Amelia watch about 1.5 hours of television (well it was a little more because she did watch a few minutes of basketball with Rob, but I’m not really counting it because it wasn’t cartoons) and today she has only watched about an hour, and both days when I said that it was time to take a nap (she was acting tired) she laid right down and went to sleep. That is amazing!
She has also been less whiny, less aggressive, and less defiant. I would never expect 100% compliance, but her not arguing with me over EVERYTHING has been a real treat. I wish I would have turned that TV off 3 years ago, and never turned it on.
When I was in high school guys had to wear belts, all the time. Didn’t wear a belt you were sent home. No hats in the building EVER. No tank tops/wifebeaters. If they had tattoos that could be covered they HAD to cover them. Piercings were allowed but nothing overly ostentatious. Like small studs. Long hair pulled back as well (past a certain length) hair wasn’t allowed to cover the face/eyes. Certain t-shirts weren’t allowed either cause of gang stuff. You think the guys liked this? Hell no they didn’t…but they did it anyway. It’s SCHOOL.
The dress codes for girls aren’t even that ridiculous for school. I mean don’t show your bra straps, skirts that are no shorter than one inch above the knee (Unless you had leggings/stockings) If you wear a tank top it had to fit right your bra couldn’t be hanging out/visible. Wow….HARSH rules. I mean they usually don’t get much more strict than that. And yes it’s kind of stupid that “shoulders” distract people but where I went, GUYS COULDN’T WEAR TANK TOPS EITHER. Yet these girls gloss over the fact that GUYS CAN’T DO THE SAME THING like people are ONLY targeting them and that’s just NOT what’s happening.
Also private school is a whole other can of worms and if you are privileged enough to go to one of those you just need to shut the fuck up right now. I speak as someone who went to one for two years. Though I hated it, I followed the damn dress code cause THOSE ARE THE RULES. It’s really not that hard.
Yeah no one was allowed to wear a tank top with less than 2 inch straps at our school. Short had to meet the fingertips. No undergarments could be seen at any time.
Later a school in my county had a uniform put in because NO ONE would adhere to the rules. Polo shirt, black slacks, black shoes, black belts. Everyone looked like they were going to a fast food job. haha
unfortunately, things like this happen to a lot of women and men.
if you feel uncomfortable pulling over, the best course of action is to acknowledge that you’ve seen the car (perhaps by putting on your hazard lights), and proceed at a sensible speed (don’t go fast or they’ll think you’re getting away) to a busy area. i would advise that if you feel like you are unsafe, you should cover your bases by calling 911 and leting them know you are willing to comply with the cop who is following you, but you do not feel comfortable stopping until you get to a safer place.
My nana’s step-son and his fiance just had two twin baby girls a few months after I had JJ, and they just found out that they are more than likely blind. That makes me so sad. The pediatrician kept brushing off their concerns about their eyes being cloudy, but they got a second opinion, and found out that something happened during the birthing process (she had a vaginal delivery) that messed up a few wires in their brains. That’s what my nana said, anyway. They are going to the Children’s hospital next month, and then they are going to try to correct it with surgery. It’s just so sad to me. I know that blind people can live normal functional lives, but I just couldn’t imagine going through something like that. They must be devastated.