January 20, 2011

Secular Thursday: The New Year

Wow, I haven't written one of these in a while.  I'm kinda flying by the seat of my pants here since I really hadn't planned to write anything today, but then I saw Smrt Lernins' post.  I figured if she was going to potentially send people my way, I ought to write something.  Let's see if I can keep this mostly on topic.  Here are some atheistic (because that's what secular means to me) things going on with us this week.

I took the girls for their annual check-ups today.  Since science is awesome and has enabled us to prevent some diseases, they each got three shots.  I must give props to Sid the Science Kid for bringing the topic of vaccinations down to kid-level.  Plus I took the time to explain to the girls what was going to happen.  When the nurses walked in with six needles my kids didn't cry and hide, they both hopped up on the table and said they were ready.  The nurse couldn't believe it.  Funny Girl took them very well.

Dimples did cry, and her legs are still bothering her now, but she was also really brave about it.  As I was typing this, I offered to nurse her since she's hurting (hoping she'll fall asleep), and she told me, "Mom, nursers are for nursing - not for shots!"  Sweet girl.

Robotson's "belief" in gods is evolving.  Now he's telling me that he thinks religions are just stories, but he still enjoys them.  That's cool with me.  But he says, "Maybe they should try breathing when they get mad instead of destroying stuff."  Food for thought.

And now I'll leave you with this new gem from the Symphony of Science, The Big Beginning:

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