Posted by admin on August 27th, 2013
Netflixs has been my best friend while on maternity leave. If you’ve ever been at home for more than a day then you know what I’m talking about, daytime television stinks! After 12 weeks there is only so much you can do to get out of the house, which I did..daily, but the times that I was at home Netflix it was. Rambling aside, I was watching some documentaries that I think are two that everyone should see. Two ends of the spectrum, one about the humanity of people and the generosity that is still out there and then there is the flip side of the ugliness that is in this world.
Craigslist Joe was something that I had seen online awhile back when I was looking through some documentary write ups. This movie was based on a man who decided to live 30 days just on Craigslist postings. He traveled across country and back, met some great people along the way. I watched this movie and saw the sheer generosity that is still out there. There are times it is hard to see and people miss it with all of the cruelty in this world, but I think this documentary showed that there are true people out there willing to lend a helping hand all you have to do is “search,” for it. If you are witnessing the let down that this world has to bring I would highly recommend watching this, for me it restored some humanity that I thought was lacking in this world.
There can’t be good without some “evil,” in this world. When I was younger I was bullied and made fun of when I was in Junior High. I was a chubbier kid and I was made fun of a lot at school, so I understand the whole notion of being bullied. After having Emma, there are many things that I look at now as a mother that I never did before. One of them is the fear of other kids! Sounds silly you say, but really, how many times now a days do you hear about some kid killing themselves because they were bullied? Its far to common now then it was when I was a kid. It has just gotten severely worse. This documentary followed around kids who were constantly bullied and showed how they had to cope with it. I highly recommend that every parent should watch this documentary and notice the signs of when your child is being bullied. For more information be sure to check out their website.