Friday, May 7, 2010

This Makes Me Mad

I've refrained from using my blog to promote my views on the world. For the most part this blog is a happy place for me where I can escape the turmoil of the world around me. I blog about happy things like my new baby goats or the birthdays of my children.

However, something happened on Wednesday that makes me so mad I just have to say something or I will burst. Forgive me if my thoughts seem wild and disorganized. I have so many things boiling up inside me over this that I fear my words will fall all over themselves.

On Wednesday, May 5th some students were sent home for wearing shirts with the American flag on them. CLICK HERE for the full story.

Apparently the Assistant Principle of the school didn't want to offend the Mexican-American students on Cinco De Mayo on the day they were celebrating their heritage.

Now I'm all for celebrating where you come from. I think it's great to remember your family history and heritage. But come on! Cinco De Mayo is a great day for Mexican and Mexican-American people in the United States to celebrate this. BUT IT IS STILL AMERICA. Cinco De Mayo is NOT an American holiday, it is a Mexican holiday. It is, in fact, Mexico's independence day. Should we expect other countries to put their patriotism on hold for the Americans in their countries on The 4th of July?

I five students were discriminated against. Not for their race, sexual orientation or religious views, but for displaying their love of this country. In my opinion this is not acceptable. If I were the parents of those students I would be pulling my kids out of the school and hiring a good lawyer. I feel that the Principle and Assistant Principle that sent these kids home should be suspended without pay for the remainder of the school year, at the very least. If I were to be completely honest here, I think they should be fired.

When are Americans going to stand up for America? I am not at all against immigrants coming into our country (legally!!), we are a country founded on immigration. I do have something against anyone feeling the need to suppress their love of country or being American for fear of offending someone.

I'm very saddened that these boys have been through this. I hope that they and their families are strong enough to stand their ground. I personally would love to replace all the their clothing with only patriotic items. Unfortunately I'm not in a financial position to do that.


Edit: It seems I made a mistake in my original post when I called Cinco De Mayo Mexico's Independence Day. Mexico's Independence Day is actually September 16. To learn more about Cinco De Mayo please click HERE.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Where Does The Time Go?

I can hardly believe that my little Megan is five years old today. It seems like such a short time ago that I held her in my arms for the first time. I remember all the nights of just holding her because it was so peaceful to let her sleep in my arms.

Then she started to learn things. She could smile, roll over and even sit up all by herself.

She learned to wave for the camera and discovered what fun play dates at the park can be.
She even began to learn about patience and resisting temptation.
Over the last five years she has learned so much that a child learns and I feel so lucky to have been the one to watch over her, teach her and nurture her. She's becoming such a nice young lady (when she wants to be anyhow). Of course I may be a little biased.
I just hope that I remember to teach her that it's always important to take time out for a little fun. To see the wonders of the world around her and really find where she fits.
Happy birthday Megan. I love you with all my heart.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Too Much Cuteness!!

Those baby goats are just way too cute for my own good. I have to keep reminding myself that I can't keep them. The buck we bred with threw such nice kids with the Nubian he was bred with, but I just wasn't sure what to expect with the cross bred kids.

Since I haven't uploaded any new pictures yet, here is a video I took of them just after they were born. A quick warning, this right after birthing and there is one spot where Teresa's back end passes in front of the camera with the after birth still hanging. So now that you are warned, enjoy the cuteness.

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