Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Second stupidest thing that I heard yesterday, 'are the Buddhist's the ones who don't believe in sex?' If Buddhists didn't believe in having little Buddhists then the whole Buddhist world would not carry on!
And the first stupidest thing? All my family knows not to give Beauty Daisies because she likes to eat them.........that's right EAT THEM! But after Beauty had eaten a daisy that had been given to her by her sister, her sisters response when being told off was, 'But she likes Daisies'
What like a shark likes to eat passing swimmers? But would you let them come and eat you by advertising your where about with a sign that said,' fresh human for lunch' and jumping into the sharks mouth?
SnoWhite and Fona nominated the 'stupidest thing's' heard,this was totally their own idea!
The other day I discussed idealism with the girls .........BIG mistake!
As an example for greater understanding I talked about when a fridge is open you see a lighted fridge but when the door is closed then what you have previously seen does not exist.
According to Descartes, we really know only what is in our own consciousnesses. We are immediately and directly aware of only our own states of mind. The whole external world is merely an idea or picture in our minds. Therefore, it is possible to doubt the reality of the external world as consisting of real objects. “I think, therefore I am” is the only assertion that can’t be doubted.

The answer to this is that an analogy is not a good way to discuss anything with a child on the autistic spectrum. Fiona could not grasp the analogy and got pretty pi**ed off when her argument against 'because I don't see it then it doesn't exist' was that the light isn't always on when you open the fridge because she likes to mess with the light and turn it on and off was not deemed as relevant! Beauty was awake at 4:45am and so my mind just cannot deal with the deeply philosophical and all I can think of at the moment is, 'why turn the fridge light on and off?' She got quite upset with this philosophical idea because she did not agree with it and thought it was stupid, and when I tried to explain it wasn't me who had expressed these idea but Descartes and he lived a long time ago and that she needed to take a chill pill , she was less than impressed. If there is ever the us of an analogy again with Fiona then Hello Kitty will feature prominently to grab her attention, with SnoWhite it will be Jared Padalecki!
However, I am the first to admit that stupid moments are also not just reserved for my children. Once on Big Brother a contestant asked how they could grow an egg into a chick and the production team made fun of the contestant! Well I am the first to admit that at the time I knew nothing about egg production and fertilisation and I am grateful for Google who has now filled that gap in my knowledge!
When I asked my parents questions that they didn't know the answer to they would tell me to look the answer up in a book,I tell my children to 'Google It'!


Steve said...

The fridge light hypothesis is one of the most fundamental mysteries known to man... there should be a whole religion based around it and other kitchen white goods. Are washing machines servants of the anti-Christ or should we take comfort in the fact they have cleansing properties? Are toasters inherently evil? I need to know!


As is any machine with 666 in its serial number




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