Our Daily Thread 12-20-14

Good Morning!

5 Days!!!! 🙂

Today’s header photo is from Kare.

*It’s now Sunday the 21st, so I believe someone has a birthday today.

Happy Birthday Linda. 🙂

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On this day in 1790 the first successful cotton mill in the United States began operating at Pawtucket, RI.

In 1860 South Carolina became the first state to secede from the American Union. 

In 1879 Thomas A. Edison privately demonstrated his incandescent light at Menlo Park, NJ. 

And in 1968 author John Steinbeck died at the age of 66.

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Quote of the Day

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”

Dale Evans

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 This one is a request.

And this one is because I like it. From King’s College Choir

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Anyone have a QoD?

4,409 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 12-20-14

  1. Oops!

    Chickadee had a couple spilled milk moments in restaurants when she was little. She wasn’t doing anything “bad”, just accidentally knocked into the glass or cup. Nightingale once dropped a watermelon in the grocery store. That was a mess!

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  2. I won’t tell you what second son did in the grocery store. But it involved a diaper and a breastfed baby and he was sitting over a cartload of food supplies.

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  3. I came on here to find a new room and to read that it is nice to be out of the heat. Had to go back to check if there was a thermostat problem in the old room. Guess Jo was talking about something else. It was ninety five here yesterday. I took the small folk swimming and told the swim pool staff not to let fifteen year old swim. I did not tell them but he does not believe he needs parents and they have been letting him swim without a parental permission slip. Does that reinforce his belief or not? They make all of the rest of us sign some liability form but the one child who needs the community support the most gets a free pass? They have sent home children before who went in before the form was signed, with the form so we could sign it. But they just let him swim? Poor little fellow…if your folks would just love you enough and see what a wonderful child you are…..
    But he has made some improvement over the past five plus years. He no longer wets his bed or stores urine in his room or food in the cabinet under the sink in the bathroom. He still is dishonest and takes what is not his and is a threat to the smaller children and, though he does get home by seven thirty, he rarely eats more than three meals a week here. That would be three breakfasts. Seldom that many. Strange situation. Warehousing, what the social workers ordered. Not my first choice as evidenced by the past five plus years of effort but we are where we are.

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  4. Mumsee – You don’t need to fill in any more details about 2nd son & the grocery cart. I get the picture, & it is not pretty. The watermelon wasn’t so bad after all, I guess.

    You’ve previously mentioned about 15 year old being a danger to the littler ones. Do you think he will end up being a pedophile, hurting other children in his life?

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  5. We used to think so but have worked diligently and prayed diligently, to help him develop better choices. He has come a long way but still is far. I no longer consider him a danger to little boys, though that could certainly come back. He says he no longer thinks that way, but has not said the same about little girls. A psychiatrist told us, with his older brother, that hanging out at the pool, watching more mature body shapes in their bikinis, would help him reset. (Is that disturbing or what?) And I suspect the same is true of younger brother, who is in public school and therefore has easy access to the internet and other children’s phones and pics and FB. He has ample time to see the “more mature body shapes”. But, I have a requirement to see he does not hurt my little folk or give my other fifteen ideas. I also am compelled to warn other people because I would want to be warned.

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