I'm going to the Dandenongs tomorrow, forecast is 11 degrees with hail and thunderstorms. That makes me officially insane. As long as it doesn't snow. I'm meeting a mountain Bwca and we're going to have lotsa cake and coffee and drool in shop windows. We're too clumsy to shoplift. If I don't blog for a few days, send the SES out to look for my broken broom and my ruby slippers.
Mr Abbott got told off for supporting corporal punishment in schools. Caning, strapping or any of the other wallopings I saw in my days at school did nothing but hurt and humiliate children. Mr. 'Family Council of Australia' Muehlenberg said teachers should be able to use an occasional smack. That's great coming after the details of the 160 bruises and injuries sustained by one little boy before his death last year. Mr. M. has a blog. It was listed at the Australian Index and I clicked over thinking it couldn't be him but yes, the dark side has a blog. Don't go there.
I'm taking this next bit out of context since it was part of a regular column in the SHS.
"Christians say that in Christ there is no male or female, Jew or Greek, slave or free person. We are to live in respect as one family". "no male or female" just one family so what's the carryon about same-sex love or same-sex marriage?
The other article had me really going "D'oh". "Child-care experts say parents are ignoring advice to limit baths to two or three times a week because they are obsessed about keeping babies clean and germfree" What???? I realize that with disposable nappies keeping urine and poop off the baby's skin it probably means a bath in the morning and night is excessive but keep it to two or three times a week. Call me old fashioned but that is just crazy. A warm bath is so relaxing for a baby. They kick, splash, play with toys and laugh. I read elsewhere that child rearing experts are undermining mothers' parenting skills and if this is what they're advising, ignore them.
And now for my encore. A well deserved slam at WeightWatchers. Their rotten little chemical laden desserts are now shown to have hydrogenated fat in them. This is unhealthy nasty bad fat which is made from good healthy oil. I refuse to eat any WW food. I'm not lining their pockets with any of my money. No weigh in here either, I forgot this morning. I'll do it tomorrow before I go touring.