~_~ You wish. Have five more kids and see what kind of chaos ensues (with 5
goldfish, a turtle, two dogs, a pair of canaries, a rabbit, a cat and a partridge
in a pair tree)
On 1/13/06, Scott wrote:
> On 1/13/06, Cassima wrote:
>> Dude... Now you are the one acting like a sped.
>> You went from debating about birds into telling us how to raise kids. Why
>> you write a combined book on raising birds AND children, publish it and allow
>> US to decide for ourselves? Once you have 5 kids, that is the point of no
>> return, man. You NEED the gates and closed doors because you cannot be at
>> child's side all at once. We are talking about "Motherhood", unless there is a
>> new breed of woman out ther I don't know about.
>> I'll take one of them, too, as well as a Super Bird. I'll need a back-up.
>> You have no right to judge anyone because YOU did not do it. Congradulations.
>> How amny "accidents" or "OOPIES!" did you have in your house? Apparently you
>> don't live in a 5-bedroom quadlevel, with 4 bathrooms, 2 different back doors
>> and a swimming pool in the back yard. A small child is easily lost in a home
>> like that, so the gates are needed if you are upstairs, just in case one of
>> other kids "forgets" they should be watching the baby while mom gives a bath
>> another or two (even in the same room) and the baby goes tumbling down the
>> That's right... You only have three. You don't seem to have that kind of a
>> problem, so your "Stop cageing your kids" solution does not apply.
>> Get a degree, publish a book, then we'll talk about our inability to raise
>> kids, K? Until then, you have nothing to say.
>> Plus... Throw a bird into the mix, and then you have a grand ol' time trying
>> keep track of everyone. The Macaw came in handy though. "I see TIFFINY!!! Mom,
>> TIFFINY!" "I see KEVIN! Momma! KEVIN'S here!" She can name all of us, and she
>> tended to follow me and my twin around alot "Momma! Come get CASSIE!", "Momma,
>> TREA's in here!" (My sister's name is Thelese, but she has a hard time
>> pronouncing the "th" sound)or "TWINS-TWINS-TWINS-TWINS! Double trouble my way!"
>> There were times all eight of use got into trouble. We would play hide-and-
>> with her, so when we all got in trouble at the same time, that little snitch
>> knew our hiding places. "I FOUND YOU! My turn!" She was the most wonderful -
>> ahem- "toy" of us. She loved to play baby, and we would put a bonnet on her
>> push her in a stroller. Mom even let us feed her baby food with one of those
>> rubber-covered spoons and sit her in the high-chair. That bird loved every
>> moment of it. I miss her so much.
>> And she ALWAYS has been clipped.
>> On 1/13/06, Scott wrote:
>>> On 1/12/06, Cassima wrote:
>>>> Look man... I am the third fo eight kids. Yes, you do need to shut off
>>>> parts of the house. They can go UP stairs, the going DOWN is how they get
>>>> hurt. And the kitchen, and the bathroom, and the laundry room, and the back
>>>> door was locked and the screen in the front was locked...
>>>> Need I go on?
>>>> On 1/12/06, Alison wrote:
>>>>> On 1/12/06, Scott wrote:
>>>>>> So let me get this straight, if you had a child, would you completely
>>>>>> shut them off from the parts of your house that may potentially be a
>>>>>> danger to them?
>>>>> ABSOLUTELY! And I do have a child. If you had children you would know
>>>>> that they learn to walk, long before they have the capacity to understand
>>>>> danger. I had gates keeping my child safe from injury in the two most
>>>>> dangerous rooms in ANY home. The Kitchen and the Bathroom. -Alison-
>>> No please stop caging your kids and crippling your birds. I am one of 4 kids
>>> and have 3 of my own and a "gate" has never been in our home(s). There is nmo
>>> need as long as you educate your children and know what you are doing before
>>> you have them. Same goes for clipping wings. I have read several child
>>> development books and I use most of them to train my birds as well. (Since
>>> that is what my degree is in) -Scott-
> Dude your self...... you guys started all of this and you are just sad because I
> am truths in what I have sad and you realize that. -Scott-