Why blog?

It's therapeutic... specially for dorks like me who communicate better when they have the chance to process their thoughts, select their words, and write precisely what they want to say. As much as I'm a "talker", I stumble, stutter, and don't always say things right. English as a second language might have something to do with that (unfortunately, I don't think I could blog in Spanish... I lost my grammar in that language). I like to pour out my thoughts and leave it out there in the cosmos (or the world wide web) for other people to mull over...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just a more recent update...

Wow I haven't blogged in Eons!

Mostly because I've been moving. Out of the church and into our cozy little place. I'm happy. It feels like home already. It looks like home - kid's toys and stuff all over the floor! We have a lot of work ahead of us.

Caleb has a horrible cough and cold, and we're trying to hold him over until he goes to the doctor next week, but I don't know if he'll make it! His coughing wakes him up during the night at times. But during the day he's all happy and trying to walk and getting into his toys, like nothing is wrong.

Anakin and Brielle are a bit too funny in their conversations. My gosh, Brielle can argue out of both elbows! She never quits! And I'll ask her when I pick her up from day care, "What did you learn at school today?" And she replies, "That you don't eat rocks. Rocks are yucky. They are not food." Which makes me wonder what she was trying to accomplish that day... And Anakin likes to read and is a fan of X-Men now...

Actually, Anakin likes Marvel superheroes period. He came up to me one day and asked, "Mom, do you know about "stanley"? " I thought he meant the little cartoon boy with the fish in the bowl that likes animals, so I say, "yeah, is that the movie you want to watch?" He goes, "No Mom..." Shuffles through one of his dad's Game Informer magazines, and turns to a page... "I mean, Stan Lee. See this guy? He's really cool. He's the guy that drew Spider-man, and Iron Man, and the X-Men..." My 4 year old likes comic books! And he has pretty good taste too... none of that Spongebob or Nickelodeon junk now... no "Chowder" or stuff like that. The challenge is that I have to screen his comic books/cartoon shows for content - because they aren't exactly drawn out for 5 year olds...

Which brings me to another point where I was pleasantly surprised: Anakin was watching an X-Men revolution episode where they are talking about "angel" sightings around New York for the holidays on the newspaper. The "Angel" is a mutant, but that's beside the point. In the newspaper article, Professor Xavier is reading it aloud...:

Professor X: "For those who have entertained strangers have entertained angels unaware..." Where is that from? Is that Shakespeare?

Beast: The Bible.

And then they go on to discuss whatever yada yada. I was just shocked that they quoted Scripture and said the word "Bible" without dissing Christianity, throwing in a non-religious spin, getting anyone offended, etc. There was no argument or discussion afterwords on whether or not the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. That was that.

It was incredibly refreshing coming from today's media. I wish it would be that simple.

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