Comments on: The End of the World http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Meisi http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-424040 Meisi Fri, 21 Dec 2012 10:43:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-424040 Yes!! all the time I thought I was alone :DDD
My children are also counting every day , but as Gabrielle’s happy and fun faces!

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By: Heidi http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423849 Heidi Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:10:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423849 I was curious about this whole thing, and if you believe what is on Wikipedia, there is a connection to a woman who claims to have a receiver planted in her brain to receive messages from aliens. So that’s pretty believable. The story does fall apart somewhat when you find out that she predicted that the world would end in 2003. Unfortunately for her, the prediction didn’t come true, so she has adjusted the dated to 2012.

Ok, now on a serious note – I am most concerned about people who will use this as an excuse to do stupid things. My son has decided to stay home from school tomorrow because he has heard talk of people planning to do stupid things. (like bring knives to school) I even wonder if this could be behind the awful happenings of the past week. Guess we will never know.

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By: Angely http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423846 Angely Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:01:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423846 After the shooting last week, schools here are on high alert for some crazy person to do something. My coworker doesn’t even want to send her kids to school tomorrow.

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By: carolina http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423841 carolina Fri, 21 Dec 2012 04:40:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423841 Love Agnes and amy I have not idea about it. Well in my country (Chile) is caos, people bought water, candles, food, since two years started with the info about “end of the world”. Even foreign, (no Chilean) built underground bunkers in Chilean South, is really crazy. i know the world doesn’t end tomorrow or tonight, (depends where do you live, or you believe 12/21 00:00 in every place, haha) but I’m afraid about the ones who really believe it, crazy people, capable to do crazy things.

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By: Stoich91 http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423827 Stoich91 Fri, 21 Dec 2012 03:53:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423827 Thanks for the great explanation, @Agnes! :D I find this one of the more fun, ‘light-hearted’ buzzes around the Christmas season than most of the media going on as of late…so I welcome this “world-ending” nonsense with wide arms! It’s fun, silly, and a bit uncanny…everything the holidays should be! :D

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By: Jenny D. http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423766 Jenny D. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 01:51:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423766 That’s such a fun idea, I love it!

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By: Sally http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423722 Sally Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:04:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423722 My kids have been singing that song all year in preparation for tomorrow.

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By: Lori H http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423719 Lori H Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:54:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423719 My daughter’s 21st birthday is Sunday so she said she will be pretty bitter if the world ends before that :) I remember New Year’s Eve on Y2K and watching the celebrations across the world as midnight hit. Not scared just curious!

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By: Megan M. http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423684 Megan M. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:08:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423684 To me the best way to ensure that the world WON’T end is to definitively declare it’s going to happen on such and such date.

For Y2K I was at a church youth group party, and one of the directors thought it would be funny to sneak off during the countdown and flip the circuit breaker at midnight! It certainly made for a memorable party. :)

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By: karen http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423680 karen Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:58:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423680 Amen. I much prefer this scenario. Here’s to a world filled with peace and love.

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By: Summer http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423675 Summer Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:46:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423675 Ha, I never got into any Y2K/Rapture/Mayan Calendar hype. I love agneslamexicaine’s statement – I too hope this can be used as an education experience.

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By: mandi@herbanhomestead http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423673 mandi@herbanhomestead Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:39:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423673 Ba! YES! It has been on a constant loop in my head the past few days!

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By: mandi@herbanhomestead http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423672 mandi@herbanhomestead Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:37:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423672 What a perfectly concise way to explain it! Thank you so much for your clarification! While I haven’t paid any attention to the hype, I love your last statement about seizing the opportunity to teach.

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By: Tasha http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423664 Tasha Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:04:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423664 Yes, my husband sings it to me to be funny…he knows I’m a little scared deep down. But we agree we have some time together here yet and have faith, so either way it’s all good! ♥

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By: jessie hansen http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423632 jessie hansen Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:42:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423632 Does anyone else get that “End of the world as we know it” song stuck in their head whenever this comes up?

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By: RachSparkles http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423620 RachSparkles Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:25:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423620 My fiance’s birthday is tomorrow too. We’re waiting to celebrate until Saturday, then we’re having a “The World Didn’t End Yesterday Celebration Breakfast!”

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By: Sharon @ Discovering Blog http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423618 Sharon @ Discovering Blog Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:24:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423618 I never knew any of this – how interesting! I wish I had heard more about their culture, but then that might not garner ratings like fear does.

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423604 Amy Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:50:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423604 My 11 year old has been talking about for the past two weeks. He isn’t scared. He knows nothing will happen, but he does remind me how many more days till the end of the world!

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By: Jess http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423601 Jess Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:40:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423601 Oh, I like this one! And it’s much more proactive than waiting for the sun to implode :)

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By: amy http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-423586 amy Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:15:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28956#comment-423586 I have been seeing an interesting twist on the “doomsday” scenario. The twist is that some spiritual communities believe that the old world as we know it, full of wars and violence and disagreements, may be ending, giving way to a new world of peace and prosperity. I would love that, wouldn’t you? I have to admit, after the polarized presidential election in the US, the horrific shootings at Newtown and in other places, and the continuation of wars and upheaval around the world, dare we hope for a brighter day by ushering in gun control laws in the US, political agreement in working to find a solution for the fiscal cliff, and plans to end wars? I much prefer that scenario…

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