I'm sorry I've been scarce with regards to posting. I had a really bad week healthwise and I now feel like I've caught a cold or flu (entirely possible since I spent two days at the hospital). The week wasn't all bad, though: my friend Vamp came over on Friday night and we had some Chinese and watched a silly movie ("Airplane"). That really did wonders for me emotionally. Vamp - if you're reading this, then we have to make it a point to do that more often.
We had another episode wherein one of the possums ran up against some ecuminical issues. P3 is in Kindergarten (for those outside the US, that is the first grade of public school...generally five years of age). She came home last week and said, "Did you know it's fun when you die because you get to be with God?" *cough*choke*boggle* WTF? There's a child in her class who is the daughter of a minister and, as the teacher said to PDaddy, "Yes. We've had other complaints. They're a little cult-y." I have been inquiring around about the other complaints and they range from this child telling kids that death is tons-o-fun and we are "living in the end times". Prior to this week, she was just a nosy little girl who kept asking everyone what church they went to...now she's officially become a little pain in my ass because she's scared P3!!! Seriously - who does that to a child? What kind of sick, twisted asshat tells a child that death is fun? I can, sort of, understand when a person close to a child dies and the people around the child suggest that the dead is no longer in pain or in heaven...I think the heaven bit is a lie, but...it's soothing, I suppose. But, suggesting that we'd all be happier dead is just completely screwed up. Suggesting, to a five year old child, that we're living in the "End times" and "Satan is upon us" is, in my very humble opinion, child abuse. Of course, the parents of Bummer-girl are saying that she has a constitutional right to scare the rest of the class with her doomsday shit. *rolls eyes* I didn't realize that children had a constitutional right to terrorize their classmates. I told P3 she needs to consider anything she says to be a lie...which I kind of hate doing, but there's really no alternative. I've told P3 to tell her teacher when Bummer-Girl gets her mojo on with the hellfire and brimstone. But, the fact that this is an issue in a PUBLIC SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN is twenty different ways of jacked up.