Friday, October 13, 2017

Dogs in fedoras

If cats can wear fedoras, why not dogs as well. :)

As I told you previously, I'm not fond of the Grimm's fairy tales as they don't make much sense to me and they are well . . . a bit grim. I still read them to my kid, if he asks for them since I already introduced them to him. But we went to library for the first time together on Monday and I borrowed some children's books that came recommended to me.

Everyone raved about Room on the Broom, so I read it to my kid. It's translated to Slovene so I don't really know what words are used in original book but I was surprised people recommended this book as one of their kid's faves.

The words used for the witch are derogatory words we use for females. And since the kid is in that age range where he picks up words he's not supposed to and is even more into saying them, if you pay any kid of attention to them, I'm pretty sure he's going to, at some point, use these derogatory words to describe a female. I know it gives you an opportunity to teach him about use of such words but it baffles me that a parent would intentionally expose their child to them in such an innocent, fun way as this children's book does.

Because the derogatory words are not used in a way to teach a child a lesson, it would seem that we're giving kids permission to use them. It seems a bit hypocritical to me to scold a child for using these kind of words, if I was the one reading them to him before sleep.

I found the original on YouTube and it's nothing like the translated one I read. It's quite lovely, actually. The one translated to Slovene shocked me that parents were so excited about this book. Of course, the kids are going to love it when you read it to them in an animated voice and it rhymes. If you read them newspaper in such a way, they're going to love it, too. If it's appropriate, is another question.

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! :)

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Cats with fedoras

Randomness:
  • I went shopping for wardrobe in Italy on Wednesday. Maybe I bought too much? But I need new "work" clothes since I started applying for jobs and going on job interviews.
  • I don't like this season's fashion though with all the fur collars and fur coats and fur shoes etc.
  • the kid had his first kid's group exercise thing that I don't know how to translate to English. He was more interested than I thought he'd be.
  • we're shopping for a new dinning table and chairs. It's proven to be difficult with the kid tagging along since he gets cranky easily with such boring stuff.
  • the neighbor's kid is playing a soccer game on Saturday and we're taking the kid to watch.
What are you doing this weekend? Anything interesting?

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