Archive for June 2008

Blogging Family Day 2008

June 2, 2008

This is my first year of blogging for family day….we have 5 kids. Last month our middle fell and broke his arm and W had the darnest time trying to get a parent bracelet so she could come and go as she pleased. They also only let immediate family up after hours. After much arguing with the staff downstairs and a copy of our marriage license then she was allowed to have one. The sad part of this is that we live in a state where we are not recognized in marriage.

This is a scary thing. W is my spouse and cant make decisions for me unless we carry around tons of paperwork for both of us. We have papers on file with the pediatrician so we can take the kids when the other can’t. It’s insane, I fell today at school and injured my knee and sprained my ankle. What if I had hit my head? Would W have been contacted for me.

No one no matter what family you have should have to worry about taking care of each other in times of need. According to dictionary.com these are all the different meanings of family

Main Entry: 1fam·i·ly
Function: noun
Pronunciation: ‘fam-le, ‘fa-m&-
Inflected Form(s): plural -lies
Etymology: Middle English familie, from Latin familia household (including servants as well as kin of the householder), from famulus servant
1 : a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : HOUSEHOLD
2 a : a group of persons of common ancestry : CLAN b : a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock : RACE
3 a : a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : FELLOWSHIP b : the staff of a high official (as the President)
4 : a group of things related by common characteristics: as a : a closely related series of elements or chemical compounds b : a group of soils that have similar profiles and include one or more series c : a group of related languages descended from a single ancestral language
5 a : the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their own or adopted children ; also : any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family <a single-parent family> b : spouse and children <want to spend more time with my family>
6 a : a group of related plants or animals forming a category ranking above a genus and below an order and usually comprising several to many genera b in livestock breeding (1) : the descendants or line of a particular individual especially of some outstanding female (2) : an identifiable strain within a breed
7 : a set of curves or surfaces whose equations differ only in parameters
8 : a unit of a crime syndicate (as the Mafia) operating within a geographical area

That’s funny I don’t see the word man and woman mixed in the definition at all. If the definition doesn’t have it then maybe it’s time for the world to stop having it as well.

Hello June and 22 years ago today…..

June 1, 2008

I graduated from high school!!!!!!!!!!!