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A Very Hungry Caterpillar
Religion
Turns out I have Views about people feeding my children religion. Huh. Now there's a surprise! There's a group during lunch time called Splashzone, which I thought was supposed to be to help support kids with problems, and hve a counselling bent. I am aware it's sort of run by the chaplain last year, but this year we don't really have a chaplain, we have a community officer. Anyway, I don't know how it happened but last term Vin went to one, and brought home a permission slip. Interesting, since he's not supposed to go before the permission slip was signed, and I didn't sign the form. This term, he's gone to another one, and they let him in without a form, and now he's asking us if we believe in God because of various airy fairy reasons and Chesh and I are Not. Impressed. Have had a word with the teacher, now considering writing a letter about it. We chose a public school because we didn't like John Wollaston's churchy thing, and they're not actually as bad as most. Hmph.

Sweet thoughts
People are mostly really awesome. This October has been a complete whirlwind of pain and horribleness, then followed up with three awesome things coming my way - lunch with a friend who lives in America, my pumpkin corset, and a rather awesome present from a friend moving house. It's been an odd month all over. So glad there's only a few more days left. And extremely appreciative of kind, sweet, thoughtful, flirty comments from friends. :D

Transcendancing is evil
She likes causing me pain. One of her special abilities is to be able to hold the intentionality of a relationship within herself as a solid, reliable thing. I've always been a do-er kind of person. Can't see it, touch it, do it, breathe it, then I'm not so sure it's real. However Transcendancing sort of holds the intent within her like it's a real thing, so the intent or desire to be with her is 'enough.' It's a lesson I am working very hard on learning. This learning thing is hard work. I sometimes wonder if I will ever learn enough, do enough, be enough... so I can stop this learning/self working cycle. I am re-reading SARK's book at the moment about Succulent Wild Women (thanks for it Lilysea, it's been instrumental this month) and her BF once made a comment to her that they always seem to be working on their relationship, but never spending much time just being in the relationship. A lot of the last few months have felt like that, and I'm hoping that period is now easing off a bit, and I can enjoy being who I am right now and just enjoy the awesome men and women in my life.

Writing
November is just days away. I'm not sure I have enough fire to do Nano. However, if I don't try, I won't know. Hoping to finish off Skintree this year. Just not entirely sure *how* to do this. The original text is in scrivener, which means it's already peicemeal, and since I want wordcounts of new words, there's a fair amount of fiddling and overhead. Otherwise I port it into word or Notetab and do the writing as a solid block, but then I later have to cut it up to put it into scrivener in a useful manner. Eh, whatever.

The Project
Liking the idea of building more and more. I don't care what the outside of a house looks like (which helps) but I do care about space inside, which seems to suit the ideas that come across in the building plans these days.


Comments

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mortonhall
Oct. 26th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)

He *may* have gone because a friend was going or because they made it sound like fun.

I went to a group a couple of times when I was in Year 1 or 2 because they gave out nice stickers and I enjoyed listening to the stories.
cheshirenoir
Oct. 26th, 2012 05:13 am (UTC)
Problem is that they're definitely NOT supposed to allow people who don't have parental permission in. But they are.
ariaflame
Oct. 26th, 2012 06:05 am (UTC)
Time for some greek myths or similar? If they've encountered some religion you might as well throw in some comparative stuff so it's obvious that different people have believed different, if still implausible things over the years.
purrdence
Oct. 27th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
Yes, that's a big school/ teacher FAIL.
lucretiae
Oct. 26th, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
Understand why you're peeved, I would be too. If there's nothing underhanded with what they're doing then what is the problem in obtaining the appropriate parental permission?

Both Matt and I went to Anglican/CofE schools and Charlotte's school is also Anglican. We're considering it an acceptable trade off for an excellent school. They don't seem particularly rabid and they do have non-christian students. We both survived our schooling with a belief set that is very non-christian (we once described ourselves to a Thai tour guide as a bit like Phuket, about 60% Buddhist!)and we think Charlotte will too. We think the trick is to raise a child who is strong willed enough and has a curiosity strong enough to question, not be brainwashed by any religion and make their own choices based on fact rather than blind faith. Seeing as you seem to be raising equally strong willed, curious children I wouldn't be too concerned :-)

My answer to the question will be when it gets asked "No, because..." and then when I've finished talking I expect there to be either a very long or very short conversation.

When he gets a bit older you could quote Michael's T-shirt... "Science, it works bitches!"
purrdence
Oct. 27th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)
I've been very wary of some of the chaplinish-related programs, because most of them are Christain church related. I've seen them being used as fronts for recruiting for their local church too. It really annoyed me when they'd be doing self-esteem things or presenting a talk with teenage mothers and it would always lead to 'and then I found God and everything was wonderful'. *eyetwitches*

Edited at 2012-10-27 06:54 am (UTC)
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