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-