Thursday, May 12, 2005

Stylin' with new wheels


Image hosted by Photobucket.comI hate to keep a big surprise from you all out there but here is a picture of my new wheels! Well, new to me anyway. A 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with only 44K miles on it. Just broken in! I did love my Town & Country, but it was getting worn out. With the new pop-up and all, I wanted something that would tow it easily and be 4WD in the winter.

On another note, I am making a conscious effort to not watch the news right now. Between murders, fires, car accidents and such... it is too much. Yesterday, I received a call from the principal at the school. A little boy was scared to come to school because a couple children had told him they were going to kill him for not playing army game with them. WTF??? It seems my daughter's name was brought up, the mother of the little boy notified the cops and the superintendent. The principal spoke to our daughter who had no clue what the boy was talking about. G & I went to the school and signed H out for the rest of the day so we could talk to her.

I'm not sure where I am going with this but I think it was blown out of proportion somewhat. I do understand a parent's concern but I think in this situation, just talking to the principal and handling it within the school would have been fine. Involving the cops? Not necessary in my opinion. We talked with Hannah quite extensively throughout the day. She never wavered in her story and I believe her. She held constant eye contact with us while talking which is important when telling the truth. When I was little, my parents used to tell me that they could tell when I was lying because LIAR was written on my forehead. Of course, not being able to see my own forehead when speaking, I had to tell the truth because that flashing, neon word LIAR would appear and rat me out. I guess this is what I am in for now that my little girl is growing up. A world of accusations, lies and deceit. Maybe not from my own but around her, swirling like a storm that I don't want her part of. I can't protect her from everything but I can teach her to always tell the truth and I hope we can do that. From what I saw yesterday....we are well on our way.

6 comments:

Melody said...

It starts earlier and earlier all the time. Went through the same type of thing with Dustin, shortly after Columbine, he was alot older then Hannah, but the cops were involved there as well. I too understand being cautious but come on...where do you draw the line?

Gina in N'Awlins said...

LOVE the new wheels (especially since you now have my Jeep - color and all! LOL!)

I hear ya on this whole thing being blown out of the wazoo . . . kids are kids, and they do and say silly things . . .

Sue said...

Nice wheels!
That is crazy about what happened at Hannahs school! Poor thing, she must have been scared. To have to go to the principals office, yikes. Tell her I love her and give her a big hug.

Tammy said...

Oh Sheri... so sad for your sweet Hannah. It is sadder still that this is the world in which our babes will grow up. I too have started to restrict my news diet. Right now, I just can't take it. Please give Hannah a huge hug from here...

melodyann said...

I never watch the news. In my house, the televsion is only to be used for entertainment. And the news is always less than entertaining. Me and the girls use the television to drool over Bo on American Idol, Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) on House, MD, and the boys of Everwood. As I have said before, our country is becoming a place for namby pamby whining fucktards (excuse my language, please) who refuse to teach their children ANYTHING, and want to blame the whole world when their kids learn something they don't like. I'm sorry your little girl had to go through it. However, another thing I like to say is (I like to say LOTS of things, I'm a talker) If it don't kill you it'll make you stronger.
Good luck to you. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

melodyann said...

HAHAHA, don't you HATE the air sucking thing? My husband wanted it to wrap and freeze the deer that he and my youngest daughter killed. So now I have fucking MURDERED bambies in my freezer. Wait till the animal rights activists hear about me!