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post #1821 of 1884 Old 05-13-2019, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Please don't get me wrong! My mother is not a bad mother. She has always been supportive of both my sister and myself, and she has spent the last 8 years taking care of my ill father and aunt all alone (I am very far away, and my sister's daughter has cystic fibrosis, which is a disease that requires daily treatments every morning and evening.). So, I believe that that has taken it's toll, both physically and psychologically.

I'd hate to think what my children will say about me in the future!
I bet you don't call them himbos, @Spanish Rider .

Yeah, I'm happy if your mother was supportive (as parents ought to be - children don't ask to be born, parents make that decision), but it still doesn't excuse her being rude to you like that, and neither does her taking care of your ailing father. Those things don't stand up when you're dissing a colleague in the workplace, and equally shouldn't stand up in a family situation.

"But officer, I only called you an ass because I've got a sister in chemotherapy!" Nope. Stupid excuse. Manners are manners and respect is respect. They aren't optional. I understand that none of us are perfect, but this is why we have, "I'm truly sorry - that was so out of line of me" and "I thought about what I said to you the other day, and it was really rude of me - please accept my apologies." (But no fauxpologies, as in, "I'm sorry you see it that way / I'm sorry you took it the wrong way" etc) And why we make reparations, instead of expecting others to put up with our crap because we feel entitled, or because we're not thinking about it. Has your mother apologised yet?

Here's a good song for when the world (or subsections thereof) is insane.

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Wow Sue! That about made me cry, and I am sure that when the girls listen to it tonight the little one will cry. She actually hates when I show her songs that are sad, and yet she loves them too. She is just a big heart wrapped in a little package.

A boy is being picked on at her school. He is her friend. She sits with him and tells him to just ignore the other boys. She says she would do something about it, but she is a bit of a nerd herself and it wouldn’t help but make it worse. I think being his friend is something enough. She threatens to tell her sister though, lol, and everyone is scared of her. ;)
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That's so funny - big sisters can be so useful!

Please give both of them a big hug from me!

Also they might like this:

“To summarize briefly: A white rabbit is pulled out of a top hat. Because it is an extremely large rabbit, the trick takes many billions of years. All mortals are born at the very tip of the rabbit's fine hairs, where they are in a position to wonder at the impossibility of the trick. But as they grow older they work themselves ever deeper into the fur. And there they stay. They become so comfortable they never risk crawling back up the fragile hairs again. Only philosophers embark on this perilous expedition to the outermost reaches of language and existence. Some of the fall off, but other cling on desperately and yell at the people nestling deep in the snug softness, stuffing themselves with delicious food and drink.

'Ladies and gentlemen,' they yell, 'we are floating in space!' but none of the people down there care.

'What a bunch of troublemakers!' they say. And they keep on chatting: Would you pass the butter, please? How much have our stocks risen today? What is the price of tomatoes? Have you heard that Princess Di is expecting again?

― Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World
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The discussion about Renaissance Festivals is long past, but I had to chime in a little bit. I worked the Maryland Renaissance Festival for 17 years. I also worked one season at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival and a couple of weekends at the one in upstate New York.

I had piles and piles of interesting stories and adventures doing Ren Fair. For the most part, I really loved it. When we moved to North Central Florida, I discovered I was close to Hoggtowne Medieval Faire and most likely could have auditioned and won a place there. I certainly could have gone back to my old employer who jousts there. But my kids were half grown and I realized I had moved on. It was great fun, but now days I have more fun just moseying down the trail with my Paso Finos. When I look at the old videos and pictures, I do sometimes wish I was still jousting and performing.

@Knave , you will get a kick out of this: one year the fair entertainment director announced that she wanted something different from our joust troupe and we were to do trick riding. I had to tell her that trick riding is a very specialized skill with extremely well trained skilled horses, and something for young folks. At age forty-something, I was not going to be able to "just do some trick riding" that year. Ha!
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@knightrider , you rode ON THE MALL? That is too cool!

Speaking of Renaissance Fairs, have you heard of the historical theme park Puy du Fou?Puy du Fou

Well, they are going to be opening a historical theme park here in Spain, about 10 minutes from my house. They've been calling local barns looking for horses and riders, and some recent grads have jumped at the chance to go to France for "training". Evening shows will be starting in September!
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@Spanish Rider , if I had lived near you back when I was young, I would have JUMPED at the chance to try out for that show. It looks so cool. When I was in Spain, I went to a joust show in Torremolinos that was quite good. We never could have done the stunts they did in Torremolinos. They sword fought up and down the seats where the patrons were sitting . . . and other things that might have impacted patrons. It was such a good show.

In my flurry of getting rid of stuff, I recently gave my Torremolinos Joust tee shirt to the thrift store. Oh well, I hadn't worn it in years.
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@knightrider I love your stories from the fairs. It sounds like so very much fun!

If we had been friends then I could have had you do some trick riding easy. ;)

ETA: you are right that the horses are the hardest aspect of that. I’ve only had one who was great in town. Bones would be a great horse for it, at home of course, because he can’t handle town.

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@knightrider , I love those photos! It's like another world entirely, and additionally, a lot of really specialised horse training. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

@Spanish Rider , wow, will you be going to look? The pricing seems reasonable to us - or is Australia just overpriced? I mean, 250 Euros from what I'm gathering includes accommodation and activities for a weekend for two people? If that includes food as well, that would be unheard of in Australia...

On a related note, have any of you seen Horrible Histories?

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The girls liked the song, but I accidentally opened the Ruth B song first, and then I explained to them the Mother’s Day story and why I put the song there.

They were so upset about your mother and the gift that they only half listened to the song. The little girl said she couldn’t stop thinking about it, and the oldest girl said she didn’t want to hear stories that were of a child not being loved, “That is real and I cannot listen to stories like that!”

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Awwww, @Knave . You can tell them I'm 100% happy now, it's OK! And I suppose that there are a lot of people in the world with these stories - I think it's important to look out for the ones who haven't found their feet yet, who are still isolated and unloved and unconnected, or at least under-loved and under-connected. I think your little girl is doing that with her solidarity with the boy in her class people are unkind to. The flip side of horrible stories is what a difference we can all make to each other, and by including the people on the fringes.

Has anyone else noticed HF has gone all weird? It's losing posts and likes etc at the moment.

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