Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wordless Wednesday.....

The Outlaw.....Smiley Chase.....

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My new blog!

It is called Redneck Funny Farm so you can imaging it all about life with Dusty and the kids...I want a place to do nothing but have fun and share some very funny stories...The link to it is http://dustyandrose.blogspot.com/ if you want to bookmark it. It is a work in progress.
Grab a RC Cola, Moon pie and you can watch the bug zapper with our Redneck Family and maybe even giggle....

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Down Syndrome is NOT a disease!!!!!

This is Courtney's report on Down syndrome for her health class...
This whole subject has been a very difficult one as Courtney is learning how to Advocate for her little brother and others with Down syndrome...
Courtney's 7th grade health class has been studying different diseases. Down syndrome was brought up as one of the diseases they would be talking about and was added to a list for the class to do a report in front of the whole class on..Down syndrome was listed among other diseases like MS, Alzheimer's, Cancer, Asthma ect.....When Courtney said to this "teacher" that Down syndrome was not a disease she just ignored my daughter. Courtney decided if she was going to be heard she would just put her name on the list next to Down syndrome...As you can emgine I was PISSED at what this "teacher" was teaching ALL of this young adults in her class..I decided to not jump the gun and just let Courtney present her report and go from there.
Courtney had a girlfriend record her as she gave the report..One thing that you don't see is that when Courtney walked up to the white board she changed the word disease to defect...Listen very close to the end what the "teacher" says to the class after Courtney tells them there is no way to prevent Down syndrome, the teacher says " the best way to avoid having a child with Down syndrome is to have them while you are young!"
NOW I am taking the gloves off and WILL be visiting the school and educating this "teacher" the facts my way!
It just amazes me at how people can still live in the dark ages!

I am very proud of my 13 year old daughter for advocating for those she loves so deeply!

I took the video off of here b/c some people are upset that my daughter was nervous and they feel she did not do a good job...and said so in not so nice of words...I have no idea why people missed the whole point...maybe I should just shut the hell up!

The point is that there are teachers still teaching crap like this to our children...