Not to get all Bob Hoskins-y on you, but it's good to talk.
A old friend pinged me this afternoon to say "uh, hey, are we good?" and I got the opportunity to say "well, I wasn't happy about thing x, but I'm over it," and she said "oh, yeah, I'm sorry about x but yay being good!"
Funny how clearing even vaguely clean air can be satisfying.
Also, I am ready to go! Well, except for the stuff I've forgotten, but who cares about that? I don't that's for damn sure. I even have a wig
...no not'scythe, though. Well, actually I do
, but I'm not bringing it for obvious reasons. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can start with no not!scythe and then have one by next Saturday?
ALSO ALSO The InnerMom wrote a response to tyrell
about tories and marriages, and I promised I'd post it, so I will. Even though I personally don't have the time to think and stuff.
The proposal may say reward marriage. This would NEVER be accepted as people demand the freedom to live as they what.
What it really means is that the State should treating all family units equally. At the moment, the Benefits system is encouraging any except the wealthiest to make decisions that are not in the best interest of their own children. Children need a stable, loving, supportive and truthful environment.
At the moment, for many average wage earners, it is financially better to live as singles (or at least lie that to that effect) and then bring up children supported by benefits. If a (mixed-sex) couple live together, they are treated as married by the State and have the same financial disadvantages. (I don’t know how the State treats single-sex couples with children). As soon as the couple marry or officially live together, their income is combined. The homemaker has ’income’ from his/her partner and so the State benefits are reduced.
Why should two people with children who live in the same house be so much worse off (unless they lie) than a similar couple who maintain two dwellings (because as I said if they live in the same house they are treated as married)? How can the mother and father bring up the children truthfully if they are lying to get Benefits or living separate lives? How can a mother give stability to a child if a new boyfriend appears every year or so? Much of the child abuse occurs within families to the extent that women may be given the opportunity to check the criminal records of new boy friends.
On bringing up children alone, I really don’t see how it can be done, except by living on benefits in bad circumstances or really wealthy. Average nursery costs are £8K a child and maybe more because the parent has to travel to and from work and have lunch breaks while the child is at nursery. That parent is unlikely not to be paying 40% on that money which means that she must earn £27K for nursery care alone. Then having worked in that high powered job for 50 hours a week, she spends the evening playing and reading with the children (please), cooking, cleaning and preparing for the next day. The nights are spending copying with children who won’t sleep. At the weekend, she sees the boyfriend – who obviously lives elsewhere – and who expects a fresh and lively companion for a night out.
In conclusion, children need a stable, loving, supportive and truthful environment. The State must not encourage the exact opposite of what children
Meanwhile I have to clean the kitchen for the last time in a week. Yay!