Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Out of the Mouth's of Babes.....

I had an interesting conversation with almost 7 year old Jillian today. She said something about Barack Obama becoming the new president and I said yes, that was right. And I thought he was a very good man. She asked me if John McCain was a good man and I said yes he was too. Then she asked me how I felt about Barack Obama thinking it was okay for babies to die........After I picked my chin up off the floor, I asked her where she had heard that and she said from a friend in her class. First grade. Stunning. I took about 10 minutes and talked to her a bit about babies growing and that most of the time they come out around 9 months after the beginning of growing (that was all I said about that, and she didn't ask anymore about THAT part of it!!) and they are totally fine and healthy, just like her cousin Carter. But that sometimes something happens that makes a baby not grow correctly or be able to stay inside long enough and they come out sooner and they die. That it is no body's fault. Will see how that's interpreted in days to come.
Had my second day in row visit at the gym. Two in a row is good! When I came home I again spent time raking leaves in the yard, so bonus exercise! Plus cleaning up the recycle stuff that had blown over the yard before it got picked up this morning. More bending! The key is to keep going. Somewhere I need to find the place where I can NOT go EVERYDAY and yet then not quit going all together. I still have a half a bottle of water to finish for my daily total, and my food intake today has been good.

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