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"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.

The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”

All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.

And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”

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— Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (via queer-lust)

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awwww-cute:

When my wife made throw pillows, she didn’t realize they would end up as puppy beds

awwww-cute:

When my wife made throw pillows, she didn’t realize they would end up as puppy beds

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tattytime:

smooshing him awake

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flyingkitesfordays:

stopurnotcute:

theheartmaid:

prototype-the-walter-girl:

Biggest plot twist ever

I SWEAR TO GOD I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS I’VE ACTUALLY NEARLY PISSED MY PANTS

flyingkitesfordays
HAHAHAHAHA

OMFG THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING ON TUMBLR

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proctalgia:

i love when dogs sigh. its like, hey bud, long day at the office?

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