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This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.
We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present:
“Oh that is just cruel.”
"Why did you make him wear a dress?"
"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"
"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."
"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."
The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.
When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.
Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.
This is why its annoying when people say its sooooooo much more expensive to eat healthy.
BULL. FUCKING. SHIT.
I go shopping for my entire family—I draw up the grocery list, I go to the store, I pick up the food, I know how much we pay for the goddamn stuff.
YOU CAN NOT FIND THIS SHIT FOR THAT FUCKING CHEAP. I don’t know where these morons went to get these prices but fuck them, cause nowhere around here is food like this that cheap. Where the fuck are they buying 2 pounds of chicken breast for $2? Not to mention, you can’t just buy some off brand shit and expect it to taste the same as the brand food that most people want.
This is not taking into account the time it takes to make food! I can spend hours shopping then returning to cook meals or I can go down the road and pick up something to eat in five minutes.
Thank you LH for your commentary!
No but for real though Danielle and I get our food from Aldi, aka cheapest food around, and I have *never* seen ground beef at even 80% lean for less than 3 bucks a pound. I agree with LH these prices are either fudged or not from this decade
I happen to work in a grocery store, so let me break that big top photo down for you into actual prices for the Greater Boston area:
- 1 box Morningstar burgers: $4.99
- 1 pound lean ground beef (I’ve never heard of 96% lean but you think 10 lbs of potatoes is $2 so): ~$4.63
- 1 lb cashews: at least $6. Organic will run you $9 or $10.
- 1 lb strawberries: $6.99 WHEN THEY’RE IN SEASON (a pint costs $5). In the winter expect to spend about $8 or $9.
- let’s just pretend you meant 1 pound of potatoes, okay?: $1.99 - $2.49 per pound, depending on variety.
- 1 gallon of real orange juice: $5.49
- 1 pound of frozen mixed vegetables: $1.99
- 1 bunch of broccoli: I forget but I think it’s $1.99 or $2.49
- 1 pound of pintos: $2.39
Let’s add that up, shall we?
That brings us out to $37 on the conservative side.
In short: fuck you, fuck your assumptive classism, go away.
THANK YOU COMMENTARY
FUCK YOU OP
^^Judging by those prices it’s likely this was made in the South. Those are more accurate to down here in Texas. I know for a fact that cost of living is much higher up in the northeast, (I used to live in New Hampshire NEVER got paid minimum wage until I moved to New Mexico and then to Texas). States with higher living cost are going to find higher prices in the stores. Thing is most people down here in the south are paid a lot less than the majority up there in MA. Everything is dependent on WHERE you are living. Strawberries are easily found here same package for $2 bucks. Then again, strawberries ARE GROWN HERE IN TEXAS. Everything is comparative for regional differences. However, comparing buying groceries at the store, to eating out fast food, is a difference. You can make your money stretch a lot more actually cooking food at home rather than spending it on junk food made by teenagers that hate their job and cook you pre made crap food. I’ve worked in fast food for 13 years, trust me, cook at home. Make the effort. It’s worth it.
Actually not true. If it weren’t for fast food I would have starved when I was younger.
There were times we had no food so the help of a neighbor taking me to a local fast food place to get a dollar sandwich would hold me over till we got actual food.
You are totally right about the regional stuff but you are not completely accurate with making a home meal is cheaper than buying.
The only meal cheaper is instant stuff like ramen or cooking eggs. Everything else or anything $5 or more is kinda on the expensive side. Because if you haven’t noticed things add up quickly.
When I say I really hate how people have this fast food can kill you idea, for one, they do serve alternative stuff even if its still not the healthiest. And second if you don’t eat it everyday but for some people that’s the only thing they can afford.
For example my friend has 3 sisters, one of them is under disability. There mom is a single working mom, do you realize how much cheaper it is to get a whole meal for there family for a drive thru then getting groceries for a home cooked meal?
Yeah I definitely can’t buy that much for $20. Not in this day and age anyway.
Also, “make the effort” is kind of a thoughtless thing to say to people who have draining wage jobs and/or children to take care of.
Ugh, no. If this were at all what food prices are like, then we would spend a lot less on groceries. These prices HAVE to be outdated because even fast food isn’t that cheap anymore. 4 small whopper meals is going to run you closer to $26. It’s actually just as expensive for my family to go to a sit down restaurant as it is to get fast food.
Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.
This is the best explanation I could come up with for why it takes me so long to do updates sometimes when, at other times, I’m typing them up like clockwork.
this, except also imagine a pile of green and red dots off to the side in a basket labeled “shit, these are important but where do I put them”
And another color dot for “plot points that popped up unexpectedly and cause a major detour to get back to what I originally planned” and “plot points that completely derail my plan and reform the story because characters won’t fucking cooperate and do what I tell them to do.”
Puzzlewood Magical Forest — The Real Middle Earth
Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. There is more than a mile of meandering pathways through Puzzlewood and over 14 acres of ancient woodland. It has an atmosphere quite unlike any other wood. The magical forest is one of the most stunning in the world and it’s easy to see why it’s been used as a filming location for Merlin and Dr. Who. It is no wonder that JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood.
In Puzzlewood you will find strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees. The geological features here are known locally as scowles. The scowles originated through the erosion of natural underground cave systems formed in limestone many millions of years ago. Uplift and erosion caused the cave system to become exposed at the surface. This was then exploited by Iron Age settlers through to Roman times for the extraction of iron ore.
Evidence of Roman occupation of the area is supported by the discovery of a hoard of over 3,000 Roman coins from the 3rd Century which were found in the scowles of Puzzlewood. Once the Romans left, nature reclaimed the old workings with moss and trees, to create the unique landscape. The historical use soon became forgotten, and the folklore of “Puzzlewood” began.
In the early 1800s, a local landowner laid down a mile of pathways which meandered through the trees and gulleys to open up this ancient forest originally for the amusement of his friends and children. In the early 1900s, Puzzlewood opened to the public. Since then it is has remained essentially unchanged with the same stunning pathways and bridges as in earlier times, but with the addition of a variety of animals and visitor facilities.
I saw that on my Dash yesterday, and I commented on it (of course. When do I NOT comment on things), and now I have a bit of a text post I need to make.
In addition to the above statement, beware of any Dominant/Master/Mistress who tells you that safewords are not valid during a punishment. Run from them as fast as you would run from any Dominant who doesn’t like safewords. These people are not Dominants, they are abusers, no matter if they are male or female.
There’s a disturbing trend I’ve seen lately, where safewords are starting to be considered bad, or obsolete, or the sign of a submissive who isn’t “really a submissive”, or even a sign of weakness.
No. Stop. This is a BAD train of thought.
Safewords are important. Vitally important. They protect both the Dom/me and the submissive. They protect the submissive from obviously having serious harm done to her, and they protect the Dominant from harming the submissive, and possibly breaking their trust.
Please, PLEASE take safewords seriously at all times. Whether it’s during a punishment, or any other type of scene. They are a method of communication that those involved in the Community cannot allow to fall by the wayside, because we, as in everyone who participates in BDSM, need them. They are for the benefit of EVERYONE involved.
Holy shit, all of the above.
Telling somebody they’ll be punished for safewording is just a slightly less upfront way of saying that their comfort and consent are unnecessary in certain contexts- do not let anybody do this to you. Never, ever, ever let somebody deprive you of your right to say no.
Here’s some appropriated Shakespeare for dubious clarity:
A no by any other name would sound as final.
Whatever word you use for it, if and whenever you chose to use it, that no is your right and treasure. Don’t let anyone take it from you. Anyone who tries is bad news.