I always find this thinking curious. What about the natural order of things? Animals are killed all the time by other animals. If that didn't happen, none of the animals would survive. They would die out from disease and overpopulation. Humans are no different. We are omnivorous mammals. Our bodies have evolved to eat other animals. That's why I don't have a problem with animals being killed for consumption. I'm against hunting for sport and keeping animals for entertainment. I also do not like the way the meat industry is run. That's one reason why I try to buy organic and kosher/parve. I buy free range eggs but that's sort of ridiculous when you know that it doesn't really mean anything better for the chickens. There's a local farm here that sells true free range chicken eggs but they are $4.29 a dozen. We can't afford that with the amount of eggs we eat. I wish I could have my own chickens but I don't think it would work very well living in a neighborhood in the city.
I've never watched Nanny 911 but one of the kids on the Supernanny show we watched last night were crazy. It made me so sad for that boy. His parents said he had ADHD and it seemed they were using that as an excuse to do nothing about his out of control behavior. He was only 9 years old and at one point grabbed a sharp knife and was waving it around! I think the parents just had no idea what to do so the nanny did help. It was the new American one that everyone was up in arms about because she has no formal childcare or development training. She was an accountant or something like that before. It was sad to watch them implement the "calm down" corner because they kept shoving the boy back in his spot. It took an hour for him to finally give up. It was also sad the way they talked about having to "break" him. I also didn't like the way the Nanny kept talking about learning how to be a good boy. The implication, of course, was that he was a bad boy. Different words describing the behavior as disrespectful or out of control or dangerous would have been better than just good or bad. I do think he needed something and what they did was better than what they had been doing.
But, yeah, I was watching wondering how in the world the parents had let it get so out of hand. Why didn't they do something?! I couldn't watch the next one because everyone was hitting everyone else, even the little ones. It looked really sad so I turned it off.
Dinner went perfectly. Dylan woke up at around 3:30 and we got to the restaurant around 4:15. We left about 5:30. Dylan did fall asleep in the car but it was only for a few minutes so I was able to get him upstairs and lay him down without him waking completely. Now, if he'll sleep until about 7:30, I think we might be on a good track for a decent bedtime tonight.