literally every story on this fucking website
literally every story on this fucking website
I was absentmindedly looking at ugly sweaters and this one really jumped out at me. It’s art.
Chim Chim Cher-ee [music box version] | Mary Poppins
I actually may have reblogged this already but it’s beautiful.
But then you guys are here because OF FUCKING COURSE YOU ARE.
Michiru’s just making shit up now.
"The seas are storming. They told me we must be at the fanciest resort hotel, isolated in the mountains."
"I heard the call of the sea. It warned we should take a week off in Milan."
"The sea whispered in my ear. It said we need to go antiquing."
I’m laughing so hard at this because it’s true.
please post more bowling mishaps everyone
"I used to be a preschool teacher, but I got fired."
“Well, I decided that I wanted to have a socially conscious class. So we learned about apartheid in South Africa. Then we learned about homelessness. Then we made mother’s day cards for Trayvon Martin’s mom. And I think the principal decided that it was too much for three and four year olds, because she told me I wasn’t a ‘good fit.’ But honestly, I was just shining too bright for them. And now she’s going to see me on Humans of New York, and she’ll be sorry!”
Tumblr is going to love this. I’ve seen a few comments on Facebook about this woman, which I liked, like this onePerhaps waiting until they have clear concepts of time, place and complex relationships might be best. Most three year olds barely understand most relationships outside their immediate family. Racially motivated/prejudicial government systems and murder might just, therefore, be a tad much.
I haven’t seen any comments here other than “omg she’s awesome i love her!”
I’m going to word this poorly but here we go.
There are little kids around the world who are homeless, and have been exposed to other horrible things like the harsh realities of this world like murder. There are also little kids who have been raped, tortured, beaten up, etc, but in my opinion, it’s not a topic for pre-school. I remember as a little kid, my parents gave me warnings like “If I stranger ever makes you try to come with them, do this” so I had some understanding that there were bad people out there in the world, but at 3-4 I really didn’t need to know that people could be brutally murdered. I was a soft and sensitive child, as are many, so it would have shocked me knowing how dark the world is out there. My parents worked to protect my innocence even growing up in the area I did, which isn’t known for being particularly innocent with the rates of illegal activity. I appreciate them for doing that. At 4, you don’t need to be learning about those things, IMO. It’s inappropriate at such a young age. I don’t think they’re able to process information like that properly, and it could be harmful.
Some Disney movies scared me when I was like 9 so I can imagine how fun it would be for 3 year old me to hear about some guy getting shot to death. I didn’t even know things like that occurred, and that’s how it should be for little kids I think. This should be reserved for older kids, if anything.
Christ. In SECOND grade we had to read some damn book that ended in an evil wolf or something getting hung and I cried so much. My mom wrote a note so I could go sit in the office the next day at reading time so I wouldn’t have to hear about it.
Also, mothers day cards for Trayvon’s mom? I’m sure this woman meant well, but if I was a grieving mother I feel like that would be a bit much.
I think this woman will find more use for her talents elsewhere.
Honestly, I feel the line of thought expressed here kinda ridiculous.
I was learning about the American Revolutionary War when I was in pre-school and I didn’t even live in America. It wasn’t even traumatizing or anything. Of course, it was super simplified and sanitized for kids. Why can’t kids learn about Apartheid in the same way?
As for the Trayvon Martin thing…sure, it might seem intrusive but you have to remember that it was a national topic and everyone was showing solidarity towards Trayvon’s family. Adding some cards to that wouldn’t be particularly harmful in my honest opinion.
I mean, personally, I will always argue for knowledge as early as possible, starting from a simplified fashion and then evolving that knowledge as the kid grows. You don’t need to know every single reason behind homelessness. You just need to know that it’s a problem out there and why that is the case. Also, I mean, it’s a concept I can’t recall ever not being aware of and I honestly don’t see how you can live up to five years on most cities and being unaware of it in some ways. To be able to understand it, even in a super-basic way like “These people don’t have access to houses because they lack resources” is much better than just seeing something like that and accepting it.
I don’t think you can even compare apartheid to the American revolutionary war in terms of how kids could learn about it. I learned about the revolutionary war (and the most fucked up aspects of it, really) from the cartoon Liberty’s Kids when I was like 6 or 7 and it didn’t mess me up. I cannot imagine a Liberty’s Kids about apartheid. Would you teach 3 and 4 year olds about the Holocaust? Or the Cambodian genocide? I mean I’m not saying the conflicts are the same, but the gravity of what’s involved (and how much it applies today) are different.
I would agree that if the kids live in a city they ought to be taught at least something about homelessness, and it’s unreasonable to expect otherwise. But some things are a little much.
I don’t disagree with what the woman’s trying to do, but I mean what I say that she’ll find more use for her talents in a non-preschool setting. How can she not expect to get fired if people see what she’s doing as politically motivated in a public PRESCHOOL setting?
According to the art exhibit in Epcot’s Japan pavillion, Rei Ayanami is a robotoic cat spirit.
I remember explaining to my grandpa why this was incorrect when he took me to epcot last april
do you think the person who made it did it to outrage Eva fans (a la Robin Williams) or do you think they just honestly fucked up?