My daughter finally called around four this morning. Before she called I was getting in touch with everyone I knew. I finally reached someone who had been in touch with her 11 hours ago and he’s in New Zealand. Someone was finally able to tell her that we were trying to reach her. I don’t know maybe three days doesn’t seem long to some, but it was kind of long to me. With all the girls around her age coming up killed lately, it’s just a scary world now. I know I have male followers, and I don’t mean to offend, but there seems to be an atmosphere of just enough unapologetic men who are truly making this a scary place for our daughters. I almost feel like it’s open season on women and I don’t know why. We’ve seen two murders in the last month by two different people within 2 hours of each other. I can’t help but feel like these women are becoming products of their environments. I’m talking about the environment of harming and disrespecting women. I think respect trickles down and if you have someone in the White House who doesn’t respect women and he is a role model to some, then the disrespect flows from his fountain. Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but I just feel like we must be careful because the water’s compromised and I’m not talking about on a political sphere. I think we are looking at something that runs much deeper than Republican or Democrat. I’m an Indie so my views are all over the place.
In other news or moving on, my 16-year-old told me that someone has started reading all her stories on Snap Chat I guess that’s what it’s called. Anyway, I called it Snap Chatting and the children died laughing. I never claimed to be a social media expert. However, we had to have the talk. She was under the conclusion more like illusion that if someone Dm’ed her and happened to be famous that our rules would magically disappear. I informed her that she can’t accept DM’s from older people, and that if we find out she is chatting with this person, her snap chatting is gone. So yeah, we rolled from one situation right into another situation.
Friday is normally my entertainment day for the blog but given the events that went down with our daughter, I just wanted to update you guys. Thanks for caring and have a great weekend.
Throw back to our mountain adventure. Lessons learned:
1.Bring better shoes.
2. Pack water on hiking trips.
3. Maybe knocking off twenty of so extra pounds before the next go around will help with the rock climbing.
- Do not ever take children’s boyfriends on family outings.
- Try not to sit in a hole in a crater of a volcano for five hours mining for diamonds. It was a little embarrassing explaining why my butt hurt to the nurse at the ER.
- We had water so we learned something from the hike and applied it to the mining trip.
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