Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I just can't quit you and then I ramble on

I still have little to say, but I can't let this place get too dusty. Darn. The spiders are already spinning their cobwebs in every corner.

Still, I don't know how to write here yet without including my kids. I could still include D, but then it would feel like I wasn't being "fair" to my other kids, though it's probably best to not write about the Bigs as much anymore anyway.

So, what to do? I don't think I can mothball Cool Zebras entirely. I suppose I have to reinvent the wheel so to speak. Photography, crafts, weight loss (please let me lose weight! Gaaaahhhh!), fiction and poetry...what type of blog to morph into? I'm not sure right now.

Is there anyone still out there reading anyway?

I guess that doesn't really matter that much, but I'd still be interested to know. I'll write here anyway.

Have you read The Hunger Games series? I really enjoyed the books myself. I liked the first 2 books better than the last one, just because I enjoyed the development of relationships more than the issues dealt with in the last book. I was team Peeta all the way, but then I am a sucker for the boy next door. My 9 (almost 10)-year-old wants to read the series. I'm not sure if she should, but when I went to the movie there were a lot of younger kids there. I'm probably too protective. The whole kids killing kids thing, yet we have that in many cities in the U.S. even today. The Hunger Games is set in post-apocalyptic America, so by the time of the novels there has been extreme violence and hardship. Also, the majority of the kids selected for the games are older. It is a more modern thought that kids are "kids" until they are 18.

I have to admit I sometimes think that kids should not be considered kids at a younger age.

But my kids are not yet at that age so it's easier for me to say so.

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Anonymous said...

I have read your blog occasionally off and on, and happened across this post. I have not read the Hunger Games series but my 12 year old daughter has. I will not let her see the movie, however, as I would rather have her imagine her own pictures of what she read than see it on the big screen. She was quite angry with me about it, but it did provide a lot of discussion about beliefs and not going along with the crowd. A few weeks after she first asked to see it, she came home and told me that one of her friends who did see it was quite upset and admitted that she was struggling with depression after viewing it. She regretfully admitted, "Mom, you were probably right." Words I didn't think I'd hear out of her mouth until her 20s! What I'm trying to say is, go ahead and be too protective. :-) You are not alone, even though it may feel like it.

mayberry said...

I give this post a great big old DITTO (on Hunger Games, and on blogging!)

Jessica said...

I'm still reading! :) I just recently read the Hunger games series and while I enjoyed it, I was also appalled at the same time. (Is that possible?!) The series sucked me in and made me want to keep reading, but horrified me at the same time. Still, I'm glad to have read it, mainly to know what everyone was talking about!

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