Are Children Entitled To Privacy?

         Have you ever had someone completely invade your privacy?  Well I certainly have...  I can still remember what happened as if it were yesterday.  There were so many emotions that I experienced at the same time including resentment, anger, embarrassment, and betrayal.  Unfortunately, it was my very own mother who invaded my privacy all of those years ago and it set the precedent for all future conversations and interactions that I had with her during my adolescence.      It all began when I received my "Snoopy" diary for Christmas.  My Grandmother knew how much I loved to write, even as a young girl, so she bought me a diary as one of my Christmas presents that year.  As I held it in my hands for the first time, I examined the bright red cover with the image of Snoopy on it and I especially checked out the little lock on the binding of the book that was meant to deter the nosy little minions.  In retrospect, I should have realized that this was the beginning of the … [Read more...]

The Snoopy Neighbor

         I have really nosy neighbors.  Those of you who have been loyal followers of this blog from the beginning know that I have blogged about many of the issues that I have had with them.  Although they are all generally busybodies, there is one specific neighbor who is really barking up the wrong tree.  Last year, he did something that really upset me and inconvenienced me and, since then, he has done everything within his power to do a tap dance on my last nerve.  The icing on the cake has been that I just recently found out that he has been talking about my husband and I to some of the other neighbors.  It is taking all of my patience to keep me from going over to his house and stepping on his garden.  Sure, I know that is immature but, once you hear what I have had to put up with from him, you might be more inclined to agree with me...     This whole thing started last year during the summertime.  I order medication through the mail that I have to take on a daily … [Read more...]