Monday, October 9, 2017
My parents haven't deprived me of something that I wanted more than anything in the world, but that certainly doesn't mean they give me everything I want. I want things to be as perfect as possible, so I really want to make the band Halloween party good. It is not really something that they deprived me of, because I understood and agreed with their reasoning. I can't do everything for the party when there is so much to get done, plus schoolwork and homework. I still want to do everything for the party, but I know that I can't. On a completely different note, it would be weird if rooms in houses could become sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of people. I feel like it would change colors when someone was sad or happy or any other emotion and change the furniture to all soft stuff when people wanted to break things and become interesting when people were bored. I think that would be kind of creepy though. I don't really like the viewpoint "nothing's too good for our children." It gives the impression that their children is better and more deserving than everyone else's. If the parents actually give their child anything they want, the child won't learn to deal with disappoint and they will become very spoiled. They wouldn't know how to get things for themselves and learn that you can't always get everything you want. The definition of veldt is "open, uncultivated country or grassland in southern Africa. It is conventionally classified by altitude into highveld, middleveld, and lowveld." I don't know what that has to do with getting what you want, but we'll see once we read the story.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Many children are adopted. But the problem all adoptive parents face is whether or not to tell their children. I think parents should definitely tell their children. They shouldn't do it too early because they need to give the child time to make the bonds of an actual family. They shouldn't tell their children too late either because it would cause problems too since they had known what they thought was their actual parents for so long and then comes the big hit that they were adopted. I think adoptive parents should tell their children that they are adopted around age eight. That way, they are old enough to have the bonds and understand what adopting means, but not too old that it is a dramatic change in their life. Depending on the circumstance, I think it is fine either way if it is a closed adoption or open adoption. It would be better to have a closed adoption if the biological parents are criminals or something like that, but otherwise, I think it should be both sets of parents' choice.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
I am reading "Story Thieves" by James Riley, and Bethany seemed to have a lapse of judgment for a while. After Owen saw Bethany jump out of a book, he really wanted her to take him into one to see. She was skeptical and said no. However, Owen just persisted and she ended up telling about her fictional father who went missing in a book. As a cover for wanting to go into the book to save one of the main characters, he said that there was a finding spell she could use to get her father back. She agreed, but I think she should have stuck with her better judgment and not let him come, It was pretty obvious that Owen was planning something other than finding Bethany's father.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
I am reading "Story Thieves" by James Riley, and I noticed many lies that the characters are telling. These three are just part of the overall amount of lies. Bethany has been lying to her mother ever since she was little. When her father disappeared one day, Bethany was forbidden to jump into books ever again. She still jumps into books almost every day, looking for her father. This is minor, but Owen lied to his mother, making her think that he was doing homework, not jumping into a book with Bethany. Owen also lied to Bethany and tricked her into thinking that they were going into the book just to get a spell to find Bethany's father, when really Owen wanted to change the story.
Monday, April 3, 2017
I am reading "Story Thieves" by James Riley. Owen just accidentally found out that Bethany could jump into books. She finally agreed to take him into a book so afterwards he wouldn't talk about it anymore. She told him to not interfere with the book at all. What is in the books is already written, and can't be changed. If they made a big appearance in the book and somehow changed it, unknown things would happen, but it wouldn't be good. Despite all that, when Bethany takes him into the book, Owen plans to become a hero and save his second favorite character in the book.