Does empathy for all include insects? Is it because a bug is so small in comparison to us and considered pests that our empathy might not extend to them?
This week I stepped in for a teacher to go get some water. I was only outside with the children for a few minutes when I noticed most of the group was over at the bushes. I went over to see what they were doing. This is when I saw a girl ripping the wings off of a beetle. I was shocked! This was our conversation…
Me: What are you doing, did you just rip his wings off? Girl: Yes. Me: Why? Girl: Because they’re eating our plants and making holes in them. Me: So you’re ripping their wings off for that? Girl: Yes, gardeners say to do this. Me: What? I have never heard of such a thing. What gardeners? Girl and other students: All gardeners. They’re killing all of our plants, bushes, and trees so they’re killing us. Me: They are not killing us. We don’t rip the wings off of insects, that’s cruel. That would be like someone ripping your arms off. Another girl: So, I wouldn’t care.
Group of kids went to picnic table and were all talking about it, I went over to listen and then intervened.Continue reading →
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and get some rest.
I am going to keep this post short & sweet. I have been so tired lately and I’m pretty sure it’s because of allergies. I haven’t been feeling very motivated and I’m finding it harder to focus. So personally I really do plan to get rest today.
I‘m going to take it easy and hope I am more energetic next weekend. I have a graduation, two birthdays, and Father’s Day to celebrate!
But for now this is what I am going to do…
I LOVE the picture of Cino above. I used my cell phone so the quality isn’t that great, but it still turned out pretty good considering the camera on my cheap phone. I think the most precious times are watching pets sleep and soaking in the love you have for them. Don’t you? 🙂
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and capture life’s great moments.
One of my friends is a photographer. I’ve seen what great work she does and have seen many of her photos of people with their pets. So I thought maybe she could take some pictures of Cino & I. I had it pictured in my head how great it would look. She found the perfect basket for Cino to sit in and a blanket to put under it that would look good with her coloring. We were set.
We decided to get together last Sunday and do the photo shoot along with just hanging out and visiting since it had been a while for us. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some down time.
I did just that yesterday. Me and a couple of friends got together yesterday and spent the entire day baking cookies. I don’t know if you can actually call this “down time”, it’s a lot of work. But it’s the fun of not worrying about anything else but making delicious treats, having great conversation, a great meal, and a few laughs.