March 19, 2012

Long Long over due

I am a terrible aunt!! I just realized that I have not posted anything about my adorable , biteable bubbalicious nephew !!

When my sister figured out that she is going to have a baby boy I was thrilled but apprehensive. Apprehensive because I have never had a baby boy around It’s always been girls so I really wasn’t sure on how to handle them. So many questions went through my head, like would he like to be smothered with kisses? Will he scream blue murder if I cuddle? Samaya loved just lying next to you and playing around and occasionally getting a few kisses and cuddles on the way!! So all in all the thought of a nephew had me a wee bit nervous.

And then…. I met gorgeous lil Abdiel Durai… and all my questions were answered….

Yes he has the most adorable smile …..

Yes, he’s gorgeous ……

Yes, he is a cuddler and snuggler

and boy..does he love kisses !!

Wouldn't you agree ????

March 16, 2012

Job Description

This week, we had Mathamania at my school. So each grade visited another and they had an afternoon of fun math. Our section Principal stopped by to see how it was going.

This is the conversation that followed :

Student: Mr.H , I lost my rabbit

Mr.H: Oh no !! that is sad.

Student:Can you find it for me ?

Mr.H:hmmm... did you lose your rabbit in the school ?

Student:nope ! I lost it at my home.

Mr.H:So you want me to go look for this rabbit eh ?

Student:yeah ! could you ?

Mr.H:sure ! and if I find it ??

Student:just bring him back to me


Guess whose weekend just got busier !!

March 15, 2012

Is this where we are heading ??

It is not often that I come across articles that make me mad. This one was a whopper!! This post is what I feel. This is my interpretation, my opinion of the article and I am approaching this from the view point of a Christian, a believer, an aunt, a special educator / speech pathologist and most importantly a human being. I am not going to quote studies or bible verses in support. This is what I want to say and I am just going to say it.

Before you read my post, please go and read the article here slowly and very carefully and if what is written there strikes a chord somewhere, come back here. Let me know what you think.

I am lost for words. How can anyone disregard life like this? And with what authority can one sit and say infanticide should be allowable up to the point that the child develops some ability to communicate and to anticipate the future” So what do they define ‘ability of communication’ as ? Merriam-Webster defines ‘communication ‘as ‘a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior’ As a SLP I strongly believe that even the ‘cry’ of a new born is a communication. The baby is communicating that she is hungry or that she is in pain. My own niece had her own signs for ‘hunger’ and ‘more’ and even when she was an infant her mom could listen to her cry and figure out if she was hungry, needed a nappy change or was tired/sleepy. Isn’t that communication? Didn’t my niece just relay/exchange information to her mother?

Their articles also talks about how “The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus in the sense that both lack the properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.” From the moment the baby is conceived and the fertilization occurs, the fetus starts to grow! It develops a heart that starts beating, a brain that starts growing and organs that start developing. And this growth continues even after they are born. And the best part of this is each fetus is unique, the character and traits the DNA are all unique to that fetus. And isn’t that what creates an individual!!

They also say “The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus, that is, neither can be considered a ‘person’ in a morally relevant sense.” Are you kidding me? What is’ morally relevant sense’? I have tried to figure this phrase out and I don’t get it … maybe I am just dumb… Maybe I am reading this all wrong…. A new born is not a person? Is there a criterion that makes someone a ‘person’? Special abilities? The way I look at it and believe is that anyone who is a human being is a person!! As simple as that!! So to disregard an infant and not consider them as a person is downright wrong! What a child is at 6 months is NOT what a child is at 8 months or at 1 yr or 4 years. The child at 6 months is what a child is at 6 months. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out!! That does not make the child at 6 month any less a person than a child at 4 years or a person at 62! And it definitely doesn’t make a new born or an infant any less of a person than an adult.

The icing on the cake (as if it was already not a mouthful) “refusing even to set an upper limit on the permissible age of a child to be killed by “after-birth abortion.” So that would mean killing the baby/infant anytime from conception to ………

Dear 'Professors'…. Whether you call it ‘infanticide’ or you sugar coat it and refer to it as ‘after birth abortions’ it sounds an awful lot like Murder to me!!!