horse pokemon

I have been a babysitter in a Christian community for over ten years now. Before I say what I’m about to, just know that I love all the families I babysit for and have nothing against Christianity. I actually have my BA in Religion, so I totally understand the pitfalls and high points. 

Over the years, I have seen some pretty terrible things that parents tell their children to protect them from the outside world. I get that parents should do that, but when you start hurting your child’s emotional state because you think your religion says that these things are wrong, something needs to be said. 

There’s this little girl who loves to draw and talk about horses. As an artist, I would always teach her to draw horses when I came by and that would be our thing. With the new Pokemon Go game becoming so popular, I didn’t think anything of it when she asked to see my horse Pokemon. Her mother ripped my phone from that little girl’s hands so fast I thought I was about to have a broken phone. She told me that her daughter cannot play that game because it has monsters and monsters are Satanic. 

Another family who have four kids, three girls and a boy, are a little more relaxed than the previous family. However, I noticed that the oldest girl acts very different, like she’s uncomfortable when I say her name. She told me that she wants to be called Edward, so I started calling her by the name she wanted. She likes to play as Ken, the Prince, the Dad. Her younger siblings started calling her Edward too and she became so happy and relaxed. When the parents came home, everyone was told to stop calling her that. 

This last family, also has four kiddos who greet me with smiling faces and big hugs every time. The problem is that this family is much like the first. They tell their kids certain things are demonic, and these kids are ages 4-10. I’ve been gasped at for things like saying I do yoga, drawing a peace sign, or letting the four year old boy play barbies with us. 

I see first hand what this kind of brainwashing does to children. Yes, brainwashing. Kids don’t have a sense of gender until you teach it. They don’t have a sense of “evil” or “demons” until you teach it. That first girl refuses to draw horses now, afraid that she will get in trouble if she gives it a fire mane and tail. Edward is going to hide how she really feels from her parents which will eventually tear that bond. And the last four kids will be confused as they grow up and see that these things are not demonic and have nothing to do with right or wrong. 

This isn’t fair and I can’t do anything about it.

Originally posted by nuooage

ID #66870

Name: Verena
Age: 17
Country: Germany

Hey hello! *finger guns*
It’s pleasure to make your acquaintance – or by short – nice to meet you!
My name is Verena and I am a 17 year old german/thai girl. I currently live, and have always lived in Germany (In a little Bavarian village to be a little more exact … but I don’t really think that’s much of importance? ).I’ve never had a pen pal in my live before, but I remembered some time ago that my sister had one at the same age, so I decided it would be a cool idea for me to get one/some, too! Sadly, my native language isn’t English so I am not the best in it but I still can learn, so I’ll try my best not to do too many mistakes!

I am a really positive and happy person and don’t think it will get too boring with me. Don’t be afraid to write me! (•ᴗ•)و ̑̑It won’t be too hard to find an interest we have in common, since I nearly love everything. From manga, anime, comics, cartoons to games, animals, books and more – I am more than 100% certain that we’ll find something. (Stuff I will always love to talk about are Harry Potter/Pokémon/BNHA/HQ!!/DC comic/astrology/dog/horse/cat –related things, but definitely not necessary!)

My hobbies are kickboxing, doing self-defence-martial-arts, reading, drawing, listening to music and I love to hike! I also love to cook, watch movies and take photos - when I got the time I also like to go to watch musicals with friends! During summer I love to stay up late and lay outside in the grass to watch the starry sky – so space also belongs to my great interests.

I am currently in my last year of school and will attend high school of further education afterwards! Due to school I was also able to learn French – so it would also be very cool to get a french/englisch speaking pen pal too, to use my “French skills” (They are not that good, but I really love the language anyway ♡)
A unnecessary, but also cool thing would be if you are horse rider!
I am really, really looking forward to write with you, about life, some cool deep stuff and more!! ♡


Preferences: -people who are open for everything (No homo/biphobe, racists, sexists)
-willing to write actual letters + include postcards (maybe even do snail mail later on?)
- 17+
- any gender is welcome!