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« Topic Start: August 31, 2010, 12:29:19 pm »

Today my five year old says "Mommy, can we smudge?" Smiley  So we went to the drawer to get the smudging sticks.  She couldn't find the one she wanted...I pulled out several...no, not that one, not that one.  Finally she says...YES, that's it...the sweetgrass...that's the best one.  Smiley
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« Reply #1: August 31, 2010, 12:34:20 pm »

Today my five year old says "Mommy, can we smudge?" Smiley  So we went to the drawer to get the smudging sticks.  She couldn't find the one she wanted...I pulled out several...no, not that one, not that one.  Finally she says...YES, that's it...the sweetgrass...that's the best one.  Smiley


AWWWWW. That's absolutely adorable.
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« Reply #2: August 31, 2010, 03:28:44 pm »

Today my five year old says "Mommy, can we smudge?" Smiley  So we went to the drawer to get the smudging sticks.  She couldn't find the one she wanted...I pulled out several...no, not that one, not that one.  Finally she says...YES, that's it...the sweetgrass...that's the best one.  Smiley

Too cute!   Cheesy

My girls are both in college, and they both wear Brighid's cross necklaces that I gave them.  They've had some fun explaining them to people they meet on campus.  Their favorite is when people ask if it's "that devil worship symbol".  (I guess they mean pentagrams???  Which look nothing like Brighid's crosses...)  Older Daughter now also has a Thor's Hammer sticker on her laptop, so that should be good for some fun, too.   Cool
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« Reply #3: August 31, 2010, 03:52:23 pm »

Today my five year old says "Mommy, can we smudge?" Smiley  So we went to the drawer to get the smudging sticks.  She couldn't find the one she wanted...I pulled out several...no, not that one, not that one.  Finally she says...YES, that's it...the sweetgrass...that's the best one.  Smiley

I must say... I don't get it.  Neither 'smudging', sweetgrass (I looked it up and don't see the connection), or why this is something pagan.  Or maybe it isn't a pagan thing but a kid thing?
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« Reply #4: August 31, 2010, 03:56:28 pm »

Today my five year old says "Mommy, can we smudge?" Smiley  So we went to the drawer to get the smudging sticks.  She couldn't find the one she wanted...I pulled out several...no, not that one, not that one.  Finally she says...YES, that's it...the sweetgrass...that's the best one.  Smiley

That is so cute.  Smiley

I'll never forget the first time I visited my very first Pagan friend's house.  Shortly after I walked in, her daughter came running up to her, crying.  My friend asked what was the matter, and she said "I upset a goddess and now she's mad at me!"  Awwwww, adorable!  Smiley
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« Reply #5: August 31, 2010, 04:29:54 pm »

I must say... I don't get it.  Neither 'smudging', sweetgrass (I looked it up and don't see the connection), or why this is something pagan.  Or maybe it isn't a pagan thing but a kid thing?


I think the point is that smudging with incense is not a typical activity in a non-pagan household, so for a kid to express a desire to do so indicates that they are likely from a pagan household. (And that it's cute.)
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« Reply #6: August 31, 2010, 05:01:54 pm »

Today my five year old says "Mommy, can we smudge?" Smiley  So we went to the drawer to get the smudging sticks.  She couldn't find the one she wanted...I pulled out several...no, not that one, not that one.  Finally she says...YES, that's it...the sweetgrass...that's the best one.  Smiley

That's awesome!

My children have been to church once ever, and it was during my niece's baptism.  Trey really wanted juice so he kept whining for juice... which I of course didn't have at the time.  The lady in the pew behind us kept moaning over and over again.  (honestly, it started to sound on the brink of obscene) saying "Oh, Jesus... yes Jesus... thank you Jesus."  Finally, Trey (3 at the time, or right around there) turned around and looked at her and said "No!  Not Jesus, Juice!"

I just kept giggling after that about my heathen children.  I loved it.  I can't remember if the lady actually stopped her moaning, but I no longer cared because I was giggling so much.
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« Reply #7: August 31, 2010, 09:45:48 pm »

I think the point is that smudging with incense is not a typical activity in a non-pagan household, so for a kid to express a desire to do so indicates that they are likely from a pagan household. (And that it's cute.)

Silly kid, incense is for swinging in a thurible. /soto voice

Or for smelling from a box.

Cute though.
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« Reply #8: August 31, 2010, 10:06:19 pm »

Too cute!   Cheesy

My girls are both in college, and they both wear Brighid's cross necklaces that I gave them.  They've had some fun explaining them to people they meet on campus.  Their favorite is when people ask if it's "that devil worship symbol".  (I guess they mean pentagrams???  Which look nothing like Brighid's crosses...)  Older Daughter now also has a Thor's Hammer sticker on her laptop, so that should be good for some fun, too.   Cool

Just so long as no one thinks they're swastikas.

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« Reply #9: September 01, 2010, 12:31:27 pm »

Today my five year old says "Mommy, can we smudge?" Smiley  So we went to the drawer to get the smudging sticks.  She couldn't find the one she wanted...I pulled out several...no, not that one, not that one.  Finally she says...YES, that's it...the sweetgrass...that's the best one.  Smiley

Overheard in a metaphysical store: "Oh yeah?! Well, my Mom's wood is better than your Dad's fake one!"  Shocked Wands, people. Wands. The kids got into an argument about wood wands over sculpted clay.

Overheard in a metaphysical store: "Dad said I can only smoke it once a week outside. And once a month inside, and even then, only if he's there." Smudging. Smudging her tarot deck.

Eavesdropping on my daughter's conversation with her friends: "Oh, no. I wouldn't do that. If Mom doesn't backhand me for that, her gods will! And any god strong enough to keep MY mother in check, is not a god I want to upset!"  Shocked No, I never asked her about it. She has never volunteered anything about it. Even though I am curious, what was so horrible she would think I would actually 'backhand' her for it! (I prefer stripping her room bare to anything physical. Nothing like coming home to a room with only a futon cushion, pillow, and blanket in it. Yes, I'm an evil mother, why do you ask?)
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« Reply #10: September 01, 2010, 12:54:49 pm »

(I prefer stripping her room bare to anything physical. Nothing like coming home to a room with only a futon cushion, pillow, and blanket in it. Yes, I'm an evil mother, why do you ask?)

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::makes note for future reference::

Sounds kind of effective, really, in an extreme situation.  Not something I think I'll do just yet (I suspect it's not as good an approach for a three-year-old as for an older kid, probably), but something to keep in mind...
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« Reply #11: September 01, 2010, 12:58:26 pm »

...(I prefer stripping her room bare to anything physical. Nothing like coming home to a room with only a futon cushion, pillow, and blanket in it. Yes, I'm an evil mother, why do you ask?)

My mother used to do that to me, and I've done it to my son: "That's it!  Bring all the guitars, all the remotes, and all the fiction out into the hallway!"
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« Reply #12: September 01, 2010, 12:59:33 pm »

...

::makes note for future reference::

Sounds kind of effective, really, in an extreme situation.  Not something I think I'll do just yet (I suspect it's not as good an approach for a three-year-old as for an older kid, probably), but something to keep in mind...

My mother had a variation on this that worked really well- when I was old enough to clean my room myself, she'd warn me three times to pick it up, and then she would do it- but anything she picked up off the floor never came back. She would let me think she was throwing it away, but she usually donated it to goodwill. The important thing though is the follow through- my aunt threatens my cousins with this all the time but never actually does anything, so of course it doesn't work.
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« Reply #13: September 01, 2010, 01:11:33 pm »

Sounds kind of effective, really, in an extreme situation.  Not something I think I'll do just yet (I suspect it's not as good an approach for a three-year-old as for an older kid, probably), but something to keep in mind...

Only did it once, a few years ago. She had hit the "this is my private room and you can't come in here and I can do whatever I want and you have to respect my privacy because IT'S THE LAW" stage. So, I agreed with her. And stripped her room completely bare while she was in school the next day. When she came home, I pointed out that I won't interfere in her room, but now she has to respect the rest of the house, which is mine. After several hours of crying, pride, and mortally wounded ego... "Ok, Mom. I get it. As long as you're in care of me, you're in charge of me." Never had to do it again. Just the threat of a repeat is enough.

To keep this post relevant...

Overheard in coffeehouse: "But Mom, all the other kids are going to have flowers in their hair! I'll be laughed at!" The boy's mother, "All the other kids are GIRLS! This is for Imbolc, anyways. You'll have your turn later in the year."  Cheesy His older brother was falling off the chair laughing. Oh, how I wish I knew what he told him!
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I'm LMAO at these and the other anecdotes mentioned!  Kids are hilarious!
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