child furniture

anonymous asked:

Hi hun, I saw you post earlier that Sherlock had apparently made sure his furniture was child-proofed for Rosie at the end of TFP. Can you show me some examples because everything in the flat looks the same to me with the exception of John's chair?

Sure Nonny!

So when the flat is apparently destroyed everything except their chairs and that rug and everything else, Sherlock replaces a lot of the “cornered” furniture with rounded furniture:

A. That’s not their original breakfast table and chairs. They’re now a rounded set with a little shelf under them.

B, C, and D. Same with the long table, the chair at the end of the couch, and the stack of magazines. The sitting room table is now a small rounded one, the chair now has fully padded arms, and the stack of magazines have been replaced with rounded dressers, which Sherlock probably now keeps his military porn stash the magazines:

(E) used to be a hard-edged metal table, and (F) used to be a shelf with a lot of breakables on it.

And (G) used to be a very wobbly-looking side table. It’s been replaced with the sturdy one we see in TFP:

Plus, I believe the bookshelves are also less-cluttered as well, and those glass cases we see in the above image no longer have breakables in them

Sherlock literally changed the common area of the flat so he could be a better parent for Rosie.

Stab me.

Look, I’m not a fan of parentlock in this arc, but good god this is EXACTLY how I imagined Sherlock as a parent. And if we’re going with the John’s TAB theory, this is exactly how John imagines Sherlock as a parent too.

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Not all of the pokemon are objects. Some are couches, beds, tables, chairs…ect. Read the package name or download title. If it says only the pokemon number and name than it is just an object. If it has pokemon name followed by ‘toy or couch…ect’; then it is a toy that your sim can interact with.

If you want a pokemon to be just an object then send me a message and I don’t mind changing it. 

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anonymous asked:

Hey Steph. Gotta ask; why do you think they felt the need to give John a baby? She barely appears in the series, John hardly mentions her in TFP and she's not even used as leverage which would have been so easy for Eurus to do. The only thing I can see her adding so far, which makes me rather resentful, is that she serves as a reason for John not to move back in with Sherlock now that Mary's gone. :-/

Hi Nonny!

Honestly? Plot device and plot inconsistencies re: the Eurus thing. That’s literally it. Mofftiss thought, for some reason, that they needed another wedge between John and Sherlock. Personally, I don’t care for the baby, and think they actually didn’t think that one through. The baby literally only appears or mentioned when it’s convenient to the plot and EVEN THEN, it makes NO SENSE (”John has a daughter. He may wish to say goodbye.” UH SHE’S LITERALLY NOT OLD ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND?!?!). 

This is a lot of the reason that I don’t think we’re getting the entire picture. I feel like the baby was stillborn or non-existent, and she’s part of the Alibi / TD-12 theories (the only thing wrong with this is that Molly herself interacts with the baby, so yeah, I’m just talking out of my ass).

And yeah, if Edgelord was so bloody brilliant, why the fuck wasn’t she using the baby as leverage. That’s not a question, that is a statement, because it’s clear that as early as T6T that Sherlock cares about the child (showing pictures to Mycroft) so yeah, it could have been used as leverage. 

But yes, Nonny, you’re right, it’s just a plot device. BUT the end of TFP does suggest that Sherlock spends a lot of time with Rosie, and despite how much I am not for parentlock in this current narrative, I BEGRUDGINGLY ADMIT HOW FUCKING CUTE IT WAS. Like my heart danced at Sherlock simply loving Rosie BECAUSE she is John’s. That always tugs at my heartstrings, guh. Anyway, the point I was making is that the ending IS sort of left to interpretation; given that Sherlock’s furniture was all changed to child friendly furniture, it COULD suggest that John now lives at Baker St.

But ambiguous is not enough for me at all.

Hey speaking of sims rip to this sweet baby sim. She’s alive and completely healthy but she’s aged up now and I miss this cute baby form. 


Maria Montessori opened the first Casa dei Bambini in Rome on January 6, 1907, enrolling 50 or 60 children between the ages of two or three and six or seven.
At first, the classroom was equipped with a teacher’s table and blackboard, a stove, small chairs, armchairs, and group tables for the children, and a locked cabinet for the materials that Montessori had developed at the Orthophrenic School. Activities for the children included personal care such as dressing and undressing, care of the environment such as dusting and sweeping, and caring for the garden. The children were also shown the use of the materials Montessori had developed. Montessori herself, occupied with teaching, research, and other professional activities, oversaw and observed the classroom work, but did not teach the children directly.
Day-to-day teaching and care were provided, under Montessori’s guidance, by the building porter’s daughter.
In this first classroom, Montessori observed behaviors in these young children which formed the foundation of her educational method. She noted episodes of deep attention and concentration, multiple repetitions of activity, and a sensitivity to order in the environment. Given free choice of activity, the children showed more interest in practical activities and Montessori’s materials than in toys provided for them, and were surprisingly unmotivated by sweets and other rewards. Over time, she saw a spontaneous self-discipline emerge.
Based on her observations, Montessori implemented a number of practices that became hallmarks of her educational philosophy and method. She replaced the heavy furniture with child-sized tables and chairs light enough for the children to move, and placed child-sized materials on low, accessible shelves. She expanded the range of practical activities such as sweeping and personal care to include a wide variety of exercises for care of the environment and the self, including flower arranging, hand washing, gymnastics, care of pets, and cooking. She also included large open air sections in the classroom encouraging children to come and go as they please in the room’s different areas and lessons.
She felt by working independently children could reach new levels of autonomy and become self-motivated to reach new levels of understanding. Montessori also came to believe that acknowledging all children as individuals and treating them as such would yield better learning and fulfilled potential in each particular child. She continued to adapt and refine the materials she had developed earlier, altering or removing exercises which were chosen less frequently by the children.
Also based on her observations, Montessori experimented with allowing children free choice of the materials, uninterrupted work, and freedom of movement and activity within the limits set by the environment. She began to see independence as the aim of education, and the role of the teacher as an observer and director of children’s innate psychological development. (x)

anonymous asked:

♘ Sam & Sybil.

“This is silly,” says Vimes, ducking under the blankets. “Young Sam’s gone to bed, we should take it down.”

“Oh, come on. Didn’t you ever build blanket forts as a child?”

“Didn’t have enough furniture,” says Vimes, drawing his knees up to his chest and wincing at the popping sound.

Sybil weaves an arm through his, leans against him. “Well, then. It’s time for you to experience that particular joy of childhood for the first time.”

“We are we even supposed to be doing?” Vimes complains, although he leans into her touch.

“Well, a popular choice is to read, together or seperately. Or play a game. Or tell ghost stories,” Sybil says, smiling wickedly on the last item.

“Ghost stories, eh?”

“That’s the sound of a man with inspiration.”

“I know a few things that could scare the socks off you,” Vimes says. “The stories old watchmen tell…”

“I accept your challenge, but I warn you I have high standards.” Sybil raises an eyebrow, or rather where an eyebrow would be if it weren’t burnt. “I hope you can take it as well as you can dish it out.”

Vimes rubs his hands and, without quite realizing he’s done so, presses a little closer to her. “There once was a wizard who tried to summon a demon…”

Instances of Regina Neglecting/Abusing Henry

First of all, Definitions of Neglect and Psychological Abuse from DSM-5:

“Child Neglect:

Child neglect is defined as any confirmed or suspected egregious act or omission by a child’s parent or other caregiver that deprives the child of basic age-appropriate needs and thereby results, or has reasonable potential to result, in physical or psychological harm to the child. Child neglect encompasses abandonment; lack of appropriate supervision; failure to attend to necessary emotional or psychological needs; and failure to provide necessary education, medical care, nourishment, shelter, and/or clothing.” (p. 718 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition—American Psychiatric Association, 2013.)

“Child Psychological Abuse:

Child psychological abuse is nonaccidental verbal or symbolic acts by a child’s parent or caregiver that result, or have reasonable potential to result, in significant psychological harm to the child. (Physical and sexual abusive acts are not included in this category.) Examples of psychological abuse of a child include berating, disparaging, or humiliating the child; threatening the child; harming/abandoning—or indicating that the alleged offender will harm/abandon—people or things that the child cares about; confining the child (as by tying a child’s arms or legs together or binding a child to furniture or another object, or confining a child to a small enclosed area [e.g., a closet]); egregious scapegoating of the child; coercing the child to inflict pain on himself or herself; and disciplining the child excessively (i.e., at an extremely high frequency or duration, even if not at a level of physical abuse) through physical or nonphysical means.” (p. 719 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition—American Psychiatric Association, 2013.)

Specific Incidents from the Show:

101 “Pilot”:

-         Henry is miserable with Regina, as evidenced by the following conversation they have when Emma tries to take him back to Regina:

H: Please don’t take me back there.

E: I have to. I’m sure your parents are worried sick about you.

H: I don’t have parents—just a mom, and she’s evil.

E: Evil? That’s a bit extreme, isn’t it?

H: She is. She doesn’t love me; she only pretends to.

-          And again, at the “castle”, they have the following conversation:

H: Please don’t take me back there. Just stay with me for one week. That’s all I ask. One week, and you’ll see I’m not crazy.

E: I have to get you back to your mom.

H: You don’t know what it’s like with her. My life sucks!

-          Social isolation: Regina brought a baby into a town where she knew full well that he’d be the only person aging at all—meaning he couldn’t possibly have any friends his own age—as evidenced by Emma saying “Did you try his friends?” and Regina’s reply: “He doesn’t really have any. He’s kind of a loner.”

-          Because everyone in town is basically living the same day over and over, Henry can’t be getting a proper education. (Even if the teachers were aware that time was passing and that they should be teaching new lessons, they wouldn’t have up-to-date information to teach because it had been over twenty years with no contact with the outside world. Things change in twenty years.)

-          Regina refers to Emma having “tossed him away”—saying that kind of thing is not only insulting to all adopted families, but also untrue and incredibly hurtful. That would definitely have an effect on him.

-          Emma can tell Regina is lying about loving Henry at all.

102 “The thing you love most”:

-          She interrogates him about the missing book pages:

R: The missing pages. Where are they?

H: It’s an old book. Stuff’s missing. What do you care?

R: I care because you think I’m some evil queen. And that hurts me, Henry. I’m your mother.

H: No, you’re not!

R: Well then, who is? That woman you brought here? I don’t like what she or this book is doing to you. Thankfully both are no longer an issue.

-          She sets Emma up to go to prison and then lies about her to Henry—lying and furthering his social isolation.  

-          She specifically orchestrates a situation where Henry will hear Emma saying: “The poor kid can’t tell the difference between fantasy and reality. And it’s only getting worse. It’s crazy.” 

103 “Snow Falls”:

-          In the hospital, she grabs Henry by the arm and yanks him away from Emma.

104 “The Price of Gold”:

-          She leaves him alone for an entire day with nothing other than instructions not to leave the house or watch TV in order to go rape her sex slave

-          Lies about where she is and why she has to leave

-          Tries to bully Emma into leaving, which would hurt Henry

105 “That Still Small Voice”:

-          Carries on with her gaslighting

-          She bullies his therapist into going against his instincts and doing something that he himself said would “devastate” Henry

-          The above led to his going into a dangerous old mine, which he was apparently allowed to do because he was again without proper supervision.

107 “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”:

-          Murders Graham, someone Henry recently connected with, in order to maintain her gaslighting and keep the curse going

108 “Desperate Souls”:

-          Henry is still devastated by Graham’s death and is now worried about Emma’s safety, worried enough that he tells Emma that they should give up on Operation Cobra

-          Regina publishes illegally obtained information in an effort to slander Emma, not caring that it also affects Henry negatively. Emma is the only one who bothers to check: 

E: You’re not scarred for life, are you?

H: No. At least, not by this.

109 “True North”:

-          (Not Henry-related, but in flashbacks we see her commit horrible acts of child abuse, including kidnapping parents, lying about that to children, threatening children’s safety and that of their loved ones in order to force them to do her dangerous bidding, refusing to so much as follow through on her promise after they succeed in what she asked of them, and when they didn’t want to forget their father and live with her, she banished them to the Infinite Forest and permanently split up that family. Also, we see a pile of bones from children who died after she knowingly coerced them into the home of a known cannibalistic serial killer.)

-          (Also abuse of other children: tries to split up Ava and Nicholas and is even delighted at the prospect)

-          She makes Henry watch as she tries to force Ava, Nicholas, and Emma over the town line knowing—and knowing that Henry knows—that that’s physically dangerous because of the curse. Not only is she trying to harm his mother, but also two other children.

111 “Fruit of the Poisonous Tree”:

-          She had his castle torn down because she was jealous that he was sharing it with Emma and not her, devastating him

-          She tries to buy his affections with a video game instead of letting him have a meaningful relationship with someone other than her

-          This obviously happened way before he was born, but she denied Henry the chance to ever meet his great-grandfather when she murdered him

120 “The Stranger”:

-          Tries to take him out of a class he likes, continues to lie to and gaslight him, and is shocked when he actually stands up to her: “

121 “An Apple Red as Blood”:

-          Tries to poison Emma, someone he loves dearly

-          Accidentally end up poisoning him

122 “A Land Without Magic”:

-          Kills him—luckily Emma was around to bring him back

201 “Broken”:

-          Nearly murders his grandfather right in front of him (when she’s strangling David with the wallpaper after he saw his wife and daughter get sucked through a portal in order to save Regina), and obviously would have if he hadn’t walked in to stop her

-          Despite his pleading, lies about what she knows about the EF still existing in order to keep his mother and grandmother away from him and try to keep him to herself

202 “We Are Both”:

-          Threatens to murder the entire town in order to force Henry to come home with her

-          When he gets home, he immediately tries to leave (he even had an emergency ladder made of knotted sheets all ready to go under his bed, more evidence that he was miserable with her and constantly looking for an escape), and she enchants the tree outside his room to physically restrain him

-          Tries to bribe him with magic, says he can have “friends” over (even though as she said before, he doesn’t really have any since he was the ONLY person growing or aging in Storybrooke until that day)

-          More evidence of her isolating him: when she mentions having people over, Henry points out that everyone is afraid of her. (And her response is that she can make them not be afraid—more than willing to psychologically attack other children too)

207 “Child of the Moon”:

-          We find out that her having poisoned Henry led to nightmares and visits to a burning room, a netherworld where souls of victims of the sleeping curse go. He’s not only terrified of the nightmares, but is also physically harmed when he’s burned by the flames. Regina never bothered to look into side effects of the curse because “My victims are not supposed to wake up. That’s why I certainly never cared what happened to them after.”

209 “Queen of Hearts”:

-          Lies to him about helping Emma and Snow come home while actually plotting with Gold to perform magic that will kill them if they do manage to come through

210 “The Cricket Game”:

-          Again physically harms Emma, throwing her through the air by magic and possibly trying to kill her

215 “The Queen Is Dead”:

-          Does great harm to Snow, someone he cares deeply about, by assisting in the murder of her former caregiver, thereby also denying Henry the chance to ever know someone who was like family to his grandmother

-          Schemed with her mother to get the Dagger, planning to order Rumple to murder everyone Henry loves so that she can have him all to herself

216 “The Miller’s Daughter”:

-          Again tried to murder his family, Emma specifically

-          Tried to help her mother become the Dark One, which would’ve led to his whole family’s death

217 “Welcome to Storybrooke”:

-          Flashback: Horrific abuse of another child (who got away and led to Regina’s desire to possess a replacement for him) when she tries to force Owen and his father to stay in Storybrooke with her, and when they refuse she renders him an orphan (and to make matters worse, an orphan whose story nobody would believe).

-          Openly plans to use magic to force Henry to think he loves her and murder his family

220 “The Evil Queen”:

-          Tells him that she still intends to wipe out the entire town and take him with her back to the EF, telling him that “as long as there are other people in our lives, you can never fully be mine.” And after he (obviously) expresses horror at those plans: “How can I ever love anybody who would do such horrible things?!” she simply erases his memories.

309 “Save Henry”:

-          We see that she never really legally adopted him; instead, she defrauded the adoption agency. She never would’ve been approved if she’d been truthful on her application.

-          More of this “adoption-as-abandonment” language; she’s been speaking and thinking like that for his whole life

-          Refused to try to improve her parenting skills, instead preferring to have baby Henry put through a battery of invasive and painful tests

310 “The New Neverland”:

-          Completely ignored Emma’s concerns and if it had been up to her, would’ve happily left her real son in a box under the floor of Gold’s shop

311 “Going Home”:

-           “This isn’t fair. It’s all my fault.” / “What do you mean?” / “If I had never gone to get Emma, if I had just lived under the curse with you, none of this would’ve ever happened. I thought I was alone. I thought you didn’t love me. But I was wrong.” / “Henry…I was wrong too. It isn’t your fault; it’s mine. I cast a curse out of vengeance. And I’m…I’m a villain. You heard Mr. Gold. Villains don’t get happy endings.” / “You’re not a villain. You’re my mom.”

401 “A Tale of Two Sisters”:

-          Walks away from Henry without a word about where she’s going, what she plans to do, or how long she’ll be unreachable. And because of her history of evil, this causes Henry great concern because he feels responsible for keeping her “good”.

-          Refuses to answer phone calls from people who currently have Henry and from Henry himself

402 “White Out”:

-          Sends a note saying that she doesn’t want to see Henry because she’s so broken up about her weeklong relationship possibly ending

-          Refuses to acknowledge or directly communicate with her son at all until he literally bangs on the door and begs to be let back into one of his homes

403 “Rocky Road”:

-          Bribes him with comic books in an effort to get information from him about something that she knows she shouldn’t be doing, then lies about it as well (hiding the fact that she intends to force this author to do what she wants, not just “ask” as she tells him).

404 “The Apprentice”:

-          Encourages him to deceive and spy on a man who she knows full well is not only extremely powerful and dangerous, but who has actually tried to kill Henry in the past. And this is after she expressly states that she knows that Gold wouldn’t want to share the information with her.

408 “Smash the Mirror” Parts 1 and 2:

-          Deliberately and knowingly ignores calls from the people who are taking care of him in order to have sex with a married man whose wife she originally killed.

409 “Fall”:

-          Again is more concerned with possessing Henry than with his safety, demanding that he come with her instead of his real mother when she knows full well that Emma is immune to the coming curse and she herself will be one of the scariest people to be around during the curse. (And then instead of immediately taking him somewhere safe, she drags him with her to make out with her married boyfriend first.)

This nursery is absolutely beautiful. I love the lilac color, mixed with the gray branch on the wall. The bird sitting on the branch among the leaves brings an imaginative element to the room. The chandelier above the crib, along with the mirror on the wall, adds a touch of glitter to the simple and cozy nursery.