Friday, May 9, 2014

Things vs. beings

Things.... toolstoyscarsclothestvsmoney..... Things
  How do I describe my relationship with things?
 I guess the reality is that I do not really care for things

Maybe I do not really understand how much other people care for things.

Maybe other people do not understand that I do not really care about things.

Some seem to think that caring about things = caring about people

Some seem to think that because I do not care about things that I do not care about anything.

Maybe I saw people caring more about things than beings and at some level decided that caring about things = not caring about beings

Any way if one has to choose between things and beings......

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Not so good Dad, scary? kid

So Dad got pneumonia and is super low energy....
  On his week we got some sort of school concert thing
Soren does not want to go
 Mom can't make evening so goes to Matinee
 Pop forgets about appointment and evening.
 Gets home with kids
Soren "I changed my mind, I do want to go and we need to be there at 5:45
Dad   "???"
Dad "it is already 5:45."
Soren becomes adamant about not going
 Dad is relieved goes and lies down. Kids go outside to mine
  Phone rings and wakes Dad. Kids Mom.. "How is it going?"
Dad. "Uh.. wha.. Oh yeah, we did not go..."
Mom "Why not?'
Dad. "Uh um.. Well I forgot."
 Mom nicely ignores that and says she was calling to make sure Soren saw her in the audience
 Dad says he will have Soren call when he gets in.
A while later Soren comes in and Dad tells him Mommy wants him to call
  "Hi Mom."
Yup I saw you.
 Well I decided that simce we had been getting home so late because of soccer that i was going to have to skip the concert and go to bed early because 9:15 is WAY too late for us to go to sleep.
 OK Bye."
  I wonder why I could not make up such a believable story...
Also a little worried that a 7 year old would already have an unassailable alibi on the spot like that