charming children

Oakland Tribune, California, April 28, 1935 

My mom did something similar when I was little, she’d always tell me to say “bread and butter”… from Wikipedia

Bread and butter” is a superstitious blessing or charm, typically said by young couples or friends walking together when they are forced to separate by an obstacle, such as a pole or another person. By saying the phrase, the bad luck of letting something come between them is thought to be averted. Both walkers must say the phrase, and if they do not do this, then a bitter quarrel is expected to occur. The concept derives from the difficulty of separating butter from bread once it has been spread – buttered bread cannot be “unbuttered”. Another phrase used in this way is “salt and pepper”.

family dynamics + parenting

Warning: Long post!

There are several ways to look at how you can parent your child in astrology. This post will mainly focus on influences in the Houses, rather than the planets, even though the rest of your chart is very important to look at.

You may have interceptions in your Houses, to where these descriptions will not apply. If that is the case, then the descriptions below will be altered in a sense that there is an imbalance in a certain sign, and with the imbalance, there can be trouble or talent. Asking an astrologer to analyze those Houses will give you a better idea.

If you look at the signs ruling over each house, you will find that the sign at the 4th House will be opposing the sign at the 10th House, and will also neighbor the sign at 5th House. The sign at the 5th House will be inconjunct to the sign at 10th House, which will combine common elements between the two signs either harmoniously or disharmoniously, depending how you choose to channel that energy. The conflicting energies from the 5th and 10th House can also show the choices and factors that can play whether you want to have children or not at all. It is however, entirely possible to work with both energies.

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gtkm meme    [4/?] favorite tv shows:  a series of unfortunate events

Violet, Klaus and Sunny were intelligent children. Charming and resourceful, they had pleasant facial features, but they were extremely unlucky. Most everything that happened to them was rife with misfortune, misery and despair. I’m sorry to tell you this… but that’s how the story goes.

“How’s that hot chocolate, bud?” 

Jack took a sip and gave a small smile, “It’s good, daddy. But….”

“But?” Aaron questioned with a slight stern voice. It was beyond past Jack’s bedtime but he had insisted on staying up until Aaron came home and by the time that came, he had wanted some piping hot chocolate. 

“I should have asked [y/n] to make it.” Jack mumbled softly, taking another sip.

Aaron chuckled, “Did I not make it like [y/n]?” You had been babysitting Jack for almost a year now, falling into the job on accident when you had substituted his class one day. Jack had adored you so much that he made Aaron hunt you down to become his new babysitter. 

“No…[y/n] doesn’t use the packets, she makes it from scratch and adds big fluffy marshmallows.” Looking up at his father, he sighed. “I really like [y/n], daddy.” 

“I’ll make sure to get her recipe.” Raising a brow, he nodded. “I like her too, buddy.” 

Jack handed off his mug to his father, nestling into bed, he hesitantly spoke out. “Do you like her, like her?”

Tucking him in, “What do you mean, Jack?” 

Yawning, Jack closed his eyes. “I wish she never had to leave. I wish she could be my second mommy.” Before Aaron could utter a response, Jack was fast asleep, dreaming about building a gigantic fort with you. 

Pressing a kiss to his forehead, Aaron quietly left his room. His son’s last words were replaying in his head. Sure, he had found you to be attractive, it was one of the first things he had noticed when you had introduced yourself. He was stunned by your beauty and captivated by your charm involving children. Aaron noticed that kids gravitated towards you and Jack being no different. 

Never had he thought about pursuing something with you until now. It was extremely important to him for Jack to like any woman he would bring into his life. And if he could guess, Jack would never like anyone more than he liked you. 

Pulling out his phone, he dialed your number. “Hey, [y/n]. Sorry for calling, did I wake you? No, okay good. Oh no, no, Jack’s fine. Actually he just fell asleep, but I wanted to ask you something.” 


If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off somewhere else. In this story, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle. […] Violet, Klaus, and Sunny were intelligent children, charming, and resourceful, they had pleasant facial features, but they were extremely unlucky, and most everything that happened to them was rife with misfortune, misery, and despair. I’m sorry to tell you this… but that is how the story goes.

asoue + a gifset per episode ≡ bad beginning: part one

I Promise (Jack Frost x Reader)

“Are you sure this is safe?”

Jackson offered you his signature smirk, almost as if he knew those words were going to come out of your mouth.

“I’ve been skating on this lake with my sister more times than I can count,” he exclaimed, his brown eyes sparkling with life. “Besides, skating is fun! I can’t believe you haven’t tried it yet.”

“Jackson…” you said, your voice wavering.

Sensing your worry, Jackson’s smirk toned up down to a genuine gentle smile.

(Y/N), I promise I won’t let anything happen to you.

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Imagine the kid looks like a tiny cross between Yata and Fushimi too, like it has Fushimi’s eyes and Yata’s hair and it’s a bit grumpy but also has the sweetest brightest smile. When the kid first appears Yata and Fushimi are so confused, like maybe they were chasing the Strain down and it hit them both with its power, Fushimi tries to throw up a Blue shield but he’s a moment too late and they both brace for something terrible to happen. Instead there’s like a the sound of a small tinkling bell and suddenly there’s this small child sitting there in front of them sucking her thumb and being completely calm, just staring at them with big blue eyes. Fushimi and Yata just stare at each other for a moment, not sure what exactly happened here and who the kid is. Yata walks over and kinda hesitantly asks the kid if she’s lost, she stares at him for a long moment and then her eyes light up and she smiles, Yata totally melts. Fushimi comes over looking all stern, like this might be a trap Misaki don’t be taken in so easily but then the child suddenly looks at him with shining eyes and holds her arms out to him begging for a hug. Fushimi clicks his tongue and complains that they should be going after the Strain not playing with kids, but somehow he ends up picking the kid up anyway and holding her.

They take the child back to Scepter 4 headquarters, Yata doesn’t really want to send her there because he’s already having big brother feelings and he doesn’t think Scepter 4 should be treating a kid like some kind of science experiment they need to find out the origin of. As soon as Munakata sees the child he’s highly intrigued, like he looks at her and then at Fushimi and then at Yata and gives this big knowing smile even though all he says is ‘oya, what have we here?’ Fushimi explains the situation, assuming still that the kid must be some kind of weird Strain trick or maybe even the Strain itself transformed. Munakata decides to take the kid to the infirmary for tests, assuring a worried Yata that all they’re going to do is take some blood samples and test her vitals and such. Fushimi says that he’s going back to work in the meantime but Yata finds himself going with the kid to the infirmary, holding her hand while she gets her blood taken and everything. Once the tests are done Yata’s allowed to take the kid with him as long as they don’t leave the building so he takes her to the office to see Fushimi, Fushimi acts like they’re both bugging him with their presence but Yata catches him smiling when the girl holds her arms out to him. Fushimi is trying to act like he’s not enjoying the child when Munakata shows up with this great big smile and an envelope, informing them that they did a DNA test and the results are quite interesting: the child’s genetic makeup is such that she could be the biological child of both Fushimi and Yata. They’re both like what the fuck in perfect unison, Munakata reaches over and covers the child’s ears.

So since the kid is technically their child and there’s no one to watch her until the power wears off Fushimi and Yata are allowed to take her home to their own apartment. Fushimi for his part doesn’t want much to do with the child and Yata has no idea why, like he’s already totally charmed by this cute kid who kinda reminds him of Saru sometimes, especially when she pouts (but her temper is all Yata, as he finds when she tries to grab one of Fushimi’s knives and he takes it away from her). Fushimi spends the entire time just trying not to be won over, like I think more than Yata he would be really keenly aware that this kid is probably going to disappear eventually and he doesn’t want to get attached. Slowly he gets won over though, like Yata makes them both dinner and the girl climbs into his lap, Yata laughs and slides Fushimi the softer foods he made for the kid and suggests Fushimi help feed her. Fushimi clicks his tongue but the girl just turns and looks up at him and he starts feeding her anyway. Then before bed Yata drags both the girl and Fushimi into the bathroom, Fushimi ends up in the bath tub with the girl and a lot of bubbles while Yata helps them both wash their hair. Afterward Fushimi goes into the living room to get some work done, when he comes back to the bedroom Yata and the girl are both asleep on the bed cuddled together. Fushimi steps towards them and he keeps reminding himself that this isn’t permanent, he shouldn’t get attached, but he can’t stop himself from lying down next to them and wrapping his arms around them both. (And then he wakes up with just Yata in his arms and a text from Awashima saying they caught the Strain. Yata’s really bummed that the girl is gone but Fushimi just coldly says it was inevitable wasn’t it, she was a fake person after all. Yata starts to yell at him, angry, but then he notices that Fushimi’s face is turned away and there’s a definite shake in his shoulders and Yata just hugs him instead.)

RFA Babysits RFA’s Kid

Hope I got this right. Enjoy! 
Expect two to three updates today! Why? I’ve been slacking ^^”


  • Jaehee and MC have been working so hard.
  • Zen wanted to do something nice so he offered to babysit while they went on a date.
  • Zen loves your girls’ son.
  • Zen shows him his motorcycle.
  • After the kid begged to go on it, and a lot of hesitation, Zen agreed.
  • But only once around the block, at a slow speed, and with helmets.
  • Cause if something happened, Jaehee would kill him.
  • Zen gets called in for work a quick reshoot.
  • Zen takes your kid with him.
  • The kid is in awe!
  • “Uncle, Zen! You look so cool! The way you fought that bad guy and saved the girl! Teach me to fight like that!”
  • Zen laughed and told him when he’s a little older, he wouldn’t mind teaching him acting. But for now he should learn how to protect the ladies in his life, his mothers!
  • He goes back to MC and Jaehee a little more more protective.
  • A day later, he asked for a white jacket, like Zen’s.


  • Zen and MC had to shoot a little further than usual so they asked Yoosung to pick up their daughter after school and watch her for a bit.
  • She’s shy at first so it was hard for Yoosung to bond with her.
  • But then he made her food.
  • She laughed at how funny his food looked but it was delicious!
  • Then he asked if she played video games.
  • No?! Well Yoosung will change that. He pulled out his ZiiU and taught her Bario Mart.
  • After a few rounds of losing, she seemed really frustrated. So they played one last round and Yoosung acted as her 2nd place driver. 
  • He took any damage any NPC threw. He drove in front when the Blue Shell was launched.
  • She had so much fun.
  • They built a pillow fort and Yoosung told stories of how Prince Zen saved MC from the evil Hacker. 
  • Zen’s daughter wanted to be saved by her dad too.
  • So Yoosung pretended to tie her up. And when Zen and MC came to pick her up, Zen understood immediately.
  • He acted like a prince and saved her from the evil Yoosung.
  • On your way home she asked, “Can we play with Uncle Yoosung tomorrow?”


  • Saeyoung and MC were in a bit of a pickle cause their babysitter bailed.
  • Jumin was home so he offered this time.
  • Surely if they left the two girls with Jumin, they wouldn’t die… right?
  • These girls were curious about everything.
  • “Why is this fish tank so tall?” “What kind of name is Ellybeth?” “Why is the ceiling here so tall?” “What are those things?” “Why are you so tall?” 
  • Jumin didn’t know how to answer so many questions at once so he just calmly told them, “Her name is Elizabeth the 3rd.” *cackles*
  • How long has it been? Half an hour? Damn. This will be a long day.
  • So he takes the girl to a restaurant.
  • “Wow, we’ve never eaten anywhere so fancy!”
  • The girls start to pretend to be rich pompous old ladies.
  • Jumin finds it amusing and laughs. Direct hit! His laugh charms children!
  • He tells the girls to never be those ladies cause they are bad people.
  • “Don’t be rich?” 
  • “No, don’t marry for money.”
  • The younger daughter is smitten with Jumin and he think’s it’s cute.
  • He spends the day getting to know the girls and teaching them lessons.
  • They can only retain so much cause they’re like 5 and 7.
  • So they spend a lot of time mimicking Jumin and playing with Elly.
  • But the 5 year old tries to include Jumin in everything.
  • The day wasn’t so bad cause he felt like a father himself.
  • After tucking your kids in bed, the younger one asks “Does Uncle Jumin have a wife?”
  • You ask why and she tells you “Cause I wanna marry him!”
  • You hesitate a moment before calling out, “SAEYOUNG! BRING THE HOLY WATER!” 


  • Jumin wanted a day with MC. 
  • So he offered Jaehee more pay for babysitting.
  • Jaehee only agreed cause you wee stressed.
  • Jaehee offers him cake.
  • He asked if it was really okay? His dad would only let him eat what his nutritionist recommended.
  • She won’t tell if he won’t tell.
  • He saw Jaehee’s Judo trophies and asked her to teach him some moves.
  • She was really against it until he said he wanted to try it out on his dad.
  • She agreed only if he didn’t let his dad know she taught him.
  • Jaehee thought he would be difficult but she enjoyed every second with him.
  • MC later asked Jaehee about her son’s new behavior and she confessed she taught him.
  • MC laughed and asked Jaehee to babysit more often.
  • Jaehee happily agreed.


  • Yoosung and MC’s babysitter cancelled last minute.
  • Seven was so excited cause he had the day off and wanted to babysit.
  • This guy had too much energy for your child.
  • Your kid had to scold him to get a decent lunch and not chips.
  • Your kid felt like the babysitter instead of the other way around.
  • But when it comes to the dangerous things like cooking with fire and knives, he was serious.
  • And when your kid tripped and scraped their knee outside, he calmly disinfected the scrape and then put a bandage on it.
  • And another bandage. And another bandage. He even put bandages where there were no cuts, like your kids cheek.
  • When you and Yoosung came to pick your kid up you almost had a heart attack.
  • Why would someone use so many bandages!
  • Your kid asked to go back at least once a week and would cry when he is busy.
  • So Saeyoung visits from time to time.

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire were intelligent children. Charming, and resourceful, they had pleasant facial features, but they were extremely unlucky. Most everything that happened to them was rife with misfortune, misery, and despair. I’m sorry to tell you this… but that’s how the story goes.

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