Monday, July 13, 2009

One Decision Down...

Well, I made the decision to pull Jade from her preschool.
I have no idea what happens now. I guess we'll just keep enjoying our summer vacation while I explore all other options. It just got to the point with her school where I couldn't take it anymore. I found that I was rationalizing all of my concerns with the fact that she was doing so well with her foreign languages. Well, you know what? Foreign language isn't everything. Although it is super important to me. *sigh*

Anywhoo, in other news, have you seen this story in the Vancouver Sun?

"A typical street whore." "A bunch of ghetto thugs." "Ghetto street trash." "Wonder when she will get her first abortion."

These are a small selection of some of the racially-charged comments posted to the conservative 'Free Republic' blog Thursday, aimed at U.S. President Barack Obama's 11-year-old daughter Malia after she was photographed wearing a t-shirt with a peace sign on the front.

The thread was accompanied by a photo of Michelle Obama speaking to Malia that featured the caption, "To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds."

I mean, can you believe these people? I really would like to know, who are the people who think and speak like this because I don't know anyone who does and I certainly wouldn't stand by while someone did it in my presence.
Just sick people, really. She is a child!!!

*deep breath* Honestly, between Michael Jackson and this news about Malia Obama and the Gosselin drama, I have come to a conclusion. The last thing that I want for myself or my children is fame. It is simply not worth it. Honestly, I wouldn't run for office for all the tea in China. Just so that my entire life can be dragged across the tabloids for all to trash? Just so that every item of clothing, every comment, every morsel of food that crosses my lips can be scrutinized? No thank you. And I don't know how we expect to get quality people to serve when they see the kind of treatment that they get.



  1. Wow. I hadn't seen that article.

    I can't believe people.

    When did peace become a bad thing? Those comments were completely and utterly out of line.

    Hope the preschool decisons works out.

  2. unbelievable that people would be like that in this day and age. That they would say something like that about a child. Just like what happened on VAncouver Island this past week. Unbelievable.

    On a side note, I haven't paid much attention to photos of US President's children but wow she looks older than 11.

  3. I don't think I can even begin to understand how awful it must be to be in the glare of the media like that, especially for kids.

    You're right. Fame is not something wonderful. It's downright horrid.

  4. I'm not a fan of Obama but I would never attack his kids. My goodness, it's just a shirt...

    I feel bad for the kids in all of those situations b/c they didn't choose to be in the spotlight.

  5. Congrats on your decision as long as you are happy with it. Language can come later from a better school, then you can be at peace.

  6. That's sick! OMG. How horrible. I know...who the hell talks/acts like that? It's shameful. I hadnt heard of that and I try to keep up on the news daily, so thanks for posting that.

    What a bunch of asswipes.