It's Tuesday and with that comes my morning coffee and news. This week, I'm kicking off something different. Instead of my usual randomness, I thought I would springboard my rantings from the headlines that most captured my eye.
In the news today there's more warnings.... Too Much Too Young: Children Glued to TV & Computer Screens at Risk for Cancer and Obesity. Gee, you reckon? I agree technology - computers & TV tends to lead to a more sedentary lifestyle this isn't the whole problem.
Think about it, 40 years ago when I was a kid, we had TV. We all watched our favorite programs after school or on the weekends. However, my mom along with all the other moms in the neighborhood insisted on each of us doing other things.
We played indoors and out using our brilliant imaginations to create hours upon hours of interactive play which included physical activities galore - dodge ball, softball, tag, basketball, hopscotch, bicycling, rollerskating, and the list goes on. We also managed to have quiet play time - Barbie dolls, house, boardgames, card games, etc.
We ate junk food just like kids do today, but we were limited on how much we had because money was tight. For us, snack foods were a big treat unlike it is for most children today. Another thing is we never ate junk food out of boredom. I mean, who had time to be bored with other things like activities that burned those wasted calories.
Where were the obesed kids? I can tell you this, they were far and few between.
My opinion is the alarming cause of issue is poor dietary habits plus inactivity. This is what's putting our children at risk for certain cancers and excess weight gain. Liberals are trying to make it look like technology is the evil force behind this problem, just like they try to say that guns kill people when the truth of the matter is it starts with people. I dare say these kids are only mimicking what they see in their parents. You know, "Monkey see. Monkey do."
Where does the real change need to begin?
Marriage or Rape? 90-Year-Old Saudi Weds 15-Year-Old Girl. My brain will never be able to wrap around this sort of ideology found in the Middle East cultures. This is simply unfathomable.
To me, it makes no difference if a man lives in a far away land where this sort of thing is customary or down the street where it is illegal and the man is labeled a pedophile, having sex with a child wife or not is wrong! Love making is meant to be a beautiful thing between to consenting adults, but sexual behaviors of this sort blemishes the intended act, making it a selfish, crude, and ugly deed.
In yesterday's news the headlines read: GA Mom Shoots Intruder 5 Times Saves Children. I believe this woman deserves Mother of the Year for such heroism. Can you imagine, if she didn't have a gun to protect herself and children? The story may have been far different than this. Instead, the headlines may have read: Mother and Twin Sons Murdered by Home Intruder. I, for one, am happy with the favorable outcome for this family.
This little tid-bit has nothing to do with the headlines. Last Thursday, I posted these questions (revised slightly):
This has been a blog hop participation. Why not join me in a cup of coffee as I visit with my lovelies....
Have a terrific Tuesday!