This Dog Knows How To Help Clean Up Around The House – I’m So Jealous!

Most parents usually threaten their misbehaving kids by taunting them with the dreaded sentence, If you’re going to live under my roof, then you’re going to follow my rules.

As part of my mother’s rules, I was expected to clean up after myself and keep everything tidy. While I never really put up much of a fight when it came to doing chores, I wasn’t exactly eager to do them, either.

In the household below, though, even the pets are happy to clean! This sweet dog loves to help out his owners however possible. He can be caught doing everything from cleaning up spills and messes to picking up all his toys. He also turns on the vacuum and sweeps!

Where can I find myself a dog like this?

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If this family knows what’s good for them, they might start hiring out the pooch, going door-to-door offering his housekeeping services.

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Dads Heartbreaking Photo Goes Viral After Son Writes These 2 Words on School Project

After seeing his sons heartbreaking response on a school project, Bob Cornelius shared an important plea for all parents that went viral.

You may remember a while back, a Florida State football player saw an autistic boy sitting alone at the lunch table. He sat with him, someone snapped a picture and the gesture went viral. In a world where social media is king, and one thing in someones day can quickly make them known by millions of people around the world, its awesome that we have the power to share good newsthings that make our hearts happy.

Were able to start conversations about autistic kids, bullies and a whole spectrum of other things that were never talked about so publicly before.

Bob Cornelius did just that. As he explains below, his youngest son, Christopher, is on the autistic spectrum. After looking at a piece of paper that Christopher filled out at school, Bob took to Facebook to share the paper and heartbreaking message with the world.

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For those of you who dont know, my youngest son, Christopher, is on the autistic spectrum. I went to his back to school night on Thursday and took a picture of one of his projects displayed on the wall, one of many cute little cards that all the kids in his class had filled out. It asked him to list his favorite foods, sport, TV shows etc.I took the picture hurriedly, and didnt notice all the answers he had filled out at that time. It was only after I got home that something stood out upon closer review.

Do you guys remember, a couple of weeks ago, the massive amount of press that the Florida State Football player got when he sat down at the lunch table with an autistic boy that was eating alone? That player didnt know the boy was on the autistic spectrum when he sat down with himhe just saw a boy eating lunch all by himself and decided to join him. A teacher snapped a picture of the moment and it went viral. Thats what made the story great.it wasn’t stagedit was just a real moment of human kindness.

The follow up to that story was that the boy no longer ate alone; that the other kids NOW were sitting with him and patting him on the back. That boy now had friends and everything was right with the world.

Something that wasnt right was fixed, and tied up neatly with a pretty little bow of kindness and understanding.

Where were those kids prior to this child being thrust into the spotlight? We know where they were: theyre in the picture: sitting at other tables, ignoring him.

If that football player had not sat down next to that child, and if it hadnt become a national news story, that kid would still be sitting by himself today.

And its not their fault. thats the saddest part. They were clearly not taught to embrace and accept the differences of others. Not by their teachers, which would have been nice, had they thought to do so, but by their parents. I dont mean to imply that parents that dont have this conversation with their kids are bad people, but only that somewhere in between working, soccer practice, and homework, it never occurred to them to have this particular conversation. Im sure that if Christopher were typical (thats the word we use instead of normal in our world of Holland, for our developmentally delayed children), I would have not had this conversation with him either.

Christophers brothers have had many, many sleepovers over the years, obviously in front of him, and it has not gone unnoticed.

Can I have sleepover? Christopher has asked.

Sure, buddy.with whom? As a response, he would flap his arms and stim instead of answering. He didnt have an answer because he didnt have a name.

Because he didnt have a friend.

Hes never had a friend.

Ever.

He just turned eleven.

And because hes had no friends.there was no one to invite.

And I dont have a solution. I dont have an answer. The reality is that I have to rely on the compassion of others to be incredibly understanding in order just to sit next to him, attempt to engage him, and make him feel included.

My son is very smart and has a great sense of humor. Every adult that meets him is drawn to him. However, because he needs the input, he will spontaneously flap his arms and make loud, guttural sounds from time to time. It draws a lot of attention in public. If youre not used to it, its normal to feel embarrassed, as you will have all the eyes in the room upon you. He will ask the same question fifty times in a short period of time (His latest is What time do you go to bed? and Whats your address?).

I typically have to tell servers in restaurants just to give him the restaurants addressas once he has a satisfactory answer, he will usually move on.

Like I said, theres no easy answer for thisat the end of the day it comes down to compassion, empathy and understanding.

But mostly empathy. Not from you guys, but from your children. As far as I know, (save for one time), Christophers classmates have never been overtly cruel to him. What they have done, however, is exclude him. And frankly, I understand this. His classmates are delayed as well, but most not as much as Christopher. They are figuring out how to interact socially every day, and because Christopher cannot engage them in a typical way, he gets left behindexcluded.

Until Thursday, I didnt know how aware he was of this divide, as he does not often talk about his peers. I should not have been surprised as he makes his wants (but not his emotional needs) very clear.but I was. Mostly, I suppose, because I had never seen him put in down on paper. For the first time, it was staring me in the face.

I guess Im sharing this because when asked to list his friends he wrote no one. Never have five letters cut so deep, and they werent even directed at me.it was just an overly simplistic statement that spoke volumes.

And because I know him so well, and because I have pretty good handle on him after raising him for eleven years, I know this disconnect makes him feel lonely, and it makes him sad.

Usually, I have to figure out what Christopher is trying to say, as his manner of speaking is very straightforward; very black and white.

This time I did not.

Its clear to me that he desperately wants to be part of the group, but his challenges make it difficult for his peers to do so.

The only solution I can come up with is to share this with you and ask that you have a conversation with your kids. Please tell them that children with special needs understand far more than we give them credit for. They notice when others exclude them. They notice when they are teased behind their back (a lot of times behind their back is right in front of them because they think the different child doesnt understand). But mostly they are very much in tune when they are treated differently from everyone else.

Trust me when I tell you this hurts them. Even if its not obvious to you and me.

For the first time ever, Im going to ask for two favor, here, on Facebook.

One: Share this post on your time line. Awareness and empathy are the only solutions I can come up with.

Two: Speak with your children. Show them the video of the Florida State Football player. The Internet is full of feel-good stories about a special needs child being included. Remember the special needs child that was put in the basketball game for the last few minutes of the final game of the season? Very recently, there was the prom king who gave his crown to a special needs classmate.

These stories are newsworthy because they are unusual. We are not used to hearing about kids being kind to those that are different and unique.

I not so naive that I think this post is going to change the world. But, if, by sharing this, I can make you think about having a conversation with your children about empathy, about going out of their way to include those that are different from everybody else, especially if it goes against the group mentality, especially if its not socially poplar (Im not so old that I dont remember that this takes bravery, socially, in the middle and high school world), then I will feel like Christophers voice has been heard.

Because even though he cant say it, he wants to be included.

He wants a voice, that, at the moment, he doesnt have.

And he needs help to find his voice.

And the child that will finally reach out to him, that will help him, that will include him, will be the kindest child I have ever had met.

And that child will be Christophers first true friend.

Thanks for listening.

Sincerely,

Christophers Dad

UPDATE:

As I have just leaned that this has gone viral, All of the requests I have been receiving to write Christopher letters or send a care package now make sense. This was an idea that was started by KMBZ radio personalities Dana and Scott, or one of their listeners to be precise, so this card shower is on its way.

Many of you have asked to send cards and packages to Christopher. While this is very kind, and, frankly, I thought this card shower was going to be limited to Kansas City, it is not what the original message was about. However, many of you that have sent messages through Facebook have made it clear that a lot of children want to write to Christopher, send him drawings and tell him that he has a friend out there. This is a kind act. This is a selfless act, motivated, primarily by empathy, I would imagine.

And that IS what the message is about.

In the interests of providing an outlet for the thoughtfulness of these kids, he may be reached at: Christopher Cornelius.96 Valley View DriveRockaway NJ 07866.

All this attention is a little surreal. I hope you understand that I have reached a point where I cannot possibly respond to everyone as was my original intent. The messages are in the thousands at this point. But I do answer as many as I can, and I’d like to thank everyone for sharing their stories with me and my family.

In the interests of streamlining and managing your messages more efficiently, feel free to write to me or Christopher at [emailprotected]

Thank you all for your thoughtfulness, your grace, and your kindness.

Peace.

Bobs post has been shared over 50,000 times since he originally published. After pouring out his heart and prompting parents to have this conversation with their kids, he shared a photo of Christopher and wrote with it: This is my son, Christopherhes about to make a lot of friends

We hope that no one misses the opportunity to get to know this sweet 11-year-old again.

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10 Great US Marines

I am the son of a Marine and was born in Quantico, where a Marine Corps Base known as the Crossroads of the Marine Corps is located. We subsequently lived in Camp Lejeune for some time as well. I currently teach history for various colleges and universities and have, over the past few years, had many students who served in the Marines and other branches of the American (and some in non-American) military in Iraq (both in the 1991 and 2003 conflicts) and Afghanistan. This list is in tribute of my students who have risked their lives for our country and for freedom. This list features ten great Marines, notable for bravery in combat and/or humanitarian efforts outside of, although sometimes related to, their military service. Trying to rank them in some kind of order was difficult and so I expect some will contest and debate the order chosen below (unlike my three Mysterious Islands lists, which are in chronological order, this time I tried for a different approach).

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Captain Stann was awarded the Silver Star for coordinating air and tank support that eventually allowed his ambushed platoon to be relieved, in May 2005, in Iraq. He was subsequently featured in an episode of a History Channel show called Shootout! for this incident. He later went on to become the World Extreme Cagefighting Light Heavyweight champion, in 2008, and currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, for which he won Fight of the Night honors, in 2010. He is next rumored to fight former Pride Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva. Stann is married with two daughters. Stann demonstrates the heroism and toughness of the twenty-first century Marine, but he, of course, had many great predecessors to find inspiration from

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Private Leckie is a decorated Marine who fought during major World War II battles at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and Peleliu, where he was wounded. His bestselling book, Helmet for My Pillow (1957), represents one half of the basis for 2010’s The Pacific. He has written numerous other books reflecting his interest in American military history.

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Corporal Sledge, a fellow teacher, served in the Marines at Peleliu and Okinawa, during World War II. He wrote two excellent books about his experiences before (With the Old Breed) and after (China Marine) the war. The former was one of two major memoirs to serve as the background for HBO’s The Pacific.

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Colonel Glenn, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War (baseball star Ted Williams was Glenn’s wingman during this later conflict), served as a United States Marine Corps fighter pilot, before becoming the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962, and winning election as a senator from Ohio (in office from 1974 to 1999). In 1998, he became the oldest person to ever go into space. This honorable man has remained married to Annie Glenn since 1943.

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Sergeant Major Daly, a veteran of the Boxer Rebellion and World War I, received two Medals of Honor for separate acts of heroism, in 1901 and 1915, respectively. A destroyer was named for him and he was also recognized as one of four distinguished Marines on a set of postage stamps. His Do you want to live forever? quotation has entered popular culture. According to another Marine on this list (Major General John A. Lejeune), Daly is the outstanding Marine of all time.

Ira Hayes

Corporal Hayes is most famous as one of the flag raisers on Iwo Jima. He was decorated for his service and, after the war, hitchhiked 1,300 miles from the Gila River Indian Community to Edward Frederick Block, Sr.’s farm in Weslaco, Texas, in order to reveal to Harlon Block’s family that Block, one of the flag raisers who was killed in action days after, was mistaken for another man, Hank Hansen. Hayes has been depicted in such notable films as Flags Of Our Fathers (2006) and sung about by Johnny Cash in The Ballad of Ira Hayes, which is currently available for download in Rock Band 3. He is memorialized, along with his fellow flag raisers, in the Marine Corps War Memorial, which I visited during a junior high school trip to our nation’s capital, in the early 1990s. Although I am generally not a fan of alcoholics, given Hayes’s experiences in the worst war in human history, and his humbleness when thrust into a spotlight for his role at Iwo Jima, his overall career is more commendable than not. Moreover, he experienced things many of us have not, and hopefully will not. His ultimate fate is, of course, tragic, nonetheless.

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Gunnery Sergeant Ermey is a veteran of the Vietnam War, and recipient of several military awards. He is perhaps most notable for his acting career, with appearances in Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. He is perhaps seen as the stereotypical Marine drill sergeant and, as such, has brought a lot of arguably positive publicity to the Marine Corps in recent years. He has maintained great interest in Marines and their image. For example, he visited active duty troops in Kuwait and Afghanistan while filming his television show Mail Call.

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Gunnery Sergeant Basilone is the only enlisted Marine Medal of Honor recipient (for actions at Guadalcanal) to return to combat and be killed (at Iwo Jima). Another Marine on this list (Chesty Puller) recommended Basilone for the Medal of Honor after Guadalcanal. Basilone married fellow Marine Sergeant Lena Mae Riggi in 1944. He was one of three Marines depicted most prominently in HBO’s 2010 miniseries The Pacific, and was honored, in 2005, by the United States Postal Service on a distinguished Marines stamp. Although he did not provide a memoir in the manner of Leckie and Sledge, his bravery and determination was of the highest class.

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Lieutenant General Lejeune is known as the greatest of all Leathernecks and the Marine’s Marine. In addition to his American military awards, received for serving in the Spanish-American War and World War I, he has also been awarded the Legion of Honour and the Cross of War from France. Camp Lejeune, North Caroline, where I spent nearly five years of my childhood, is named for him, as is a navy transport ship. He was also honored by the United States Postal Service on a distinguished Marines stamp.

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Lieutenant General Puller, the most decorated United States Marine in history, and the only Marine to receive five Navy Crosses, served in World War II and the Korean War. A frigate is named for him, he too is honored by the United States Postal Service on a distinguished Marines stamp, and he is portrayed by William Sadler on The Pacific. Tragically, Puller’s son Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr., a highly decorated Marine as a lieutenant in Vietnam, was severely wounded by a mine explosion, losing both legs and parts of his hands in that conflict a tragedy that, of course, deeply saddened the elder Puller. The younger Puller later committed suicide, in 1994. Such is the grim reality and cost of modern warfare. Nevertheless, the Pullers, as with the other nine men on this list, served their country bravely in the face of difficult circumstances and, in many cases, are inspirational figures not just for Americans, but for humanity in general. They have bled so that Americans and our allies may be free, they have entertained us on television and in the Octagon, recounted their experiences in memoirs for future generations of historians, and in even one case helped to pioneer space exploration. Thank you, again, to you, and the millions of men and women who served alongside you.

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Little Known Facts About Movies Based On Children’s Books

1. The Wizard of Oz

Because he died in 1919, there’s no knowing what L. Frank Baum would think of the classic 1938 film based on his bestselling children’s novel (which is actually titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz-somewhere in the book-to-screen translation, the wizard got less wonderful), but it’s worth noting some of the differences between the movie and the book. The biggest one is that in the book, Oz is a real place, not just a dream Dorothy has after being knocked unconscious by the tornado like in the movie. In the book Dorothy’s magic slippers were silver, not ruby, and Dorothy herself is both younger (Judy Garland was sixteen at the time of filming) and hero rather than a damsel who needs rescue (Baum was an ardent feminist).

2. The Outsiders

The 1983 movie based on the 1967 novel by S.E. Hinton (who you should follow on Twitter) is a reasonably faithful adaptation. Some characters were cut and the ones who remained don’t all look as they’re described in the book, but that isn’t very surprising. There are other differences, too, but what’s interesting is the fact that director Francis Ford Coppola released a complete novel version of the movie in 2009. The Outsiders: The Complete Novel contains extra scenes (previously deleted) that seek to align the movie even more closely with the book. The film had to be re-rated PG-13 as a result of the additions.

3. Peter Pan

Like L. Frank Baum, J.M. Barrie was long dead before his play, Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up made its way to the big screen. It was a favorite story of Walt Disney’s but he had to work hard to secure the rights-from the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, who inexplicably owned them. The movie is more inspired by the play than directly adapted from it; the play is more a collection of adventures than one complete story, and even includes an additional scene (written four years after the original premiere of the stage production) that explains how the women of Wendy’s family keep growing up and having their own daughters, who Peter then takes to Never Land until they are too old. Interestingly, the reason the Lost Boys are, in fact, lost is because they wandered off in Kensington Gardens (and, we assume, somehow got sucked into Never Land viamagical portal?), according to the play. Which is pretty creepy.

4. Alice in Wonderland

Yet another book people always refer to by the wrong name, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published in 1865 by Lewis Carroll, a.k.a. Charles Dodgson. The most famous film version, Disney’s animated movie Alice in Wonderland, was released in 1951, almost a century years later. Like Peter Pan, Alice was delayed by story problems and World War II (Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, actually took a shot at the script, but Disney felt was too literal), and when it was finally released Disney came under criticism that he’d made a quintessentially British story too American. It kinda tanked, but found a second wind during the 1970s when it became a cult film with the psychedelic crowd, which, LOL. Now it seems impossible that the movie wasn’t destined to be a classic, but Disney himself worried that Alice herself had no heart.

5. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

There was a Winnie the Pooh movie that came out in 2011, but the best known version is the 1977 musical film which largely consists of previously released short features based on A.A. Milne’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh novels. Most people know that everyone’s favorite cartoon bear was inspired by a teddy bear owned by Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, which was in turn named after a real black bear at the London Zoo and Pooh, a swan. Not sure what childhood horrors inspired the antagonists depicted in the nightmare fuel Heffalumps and Woozles song, but Milne was writing about Winnie or a character much like him as early as 1924, in a collection of children’s verse called When We Were Very Young.

6. Matilda

It may surprise you to know that Roald Dahl’s Matilda, which feels like a timeless classic, was only published in 1988. In 1996, a feature film version was released. Overlooking the fact that the film is set in America, while the book’s events take place in England, what really surprised us when we recently re-read the book was how young Matilda actually is-most of the events take place when she’s five-years-old! And (spoiler), Matilda loses her powers in the book, but not the movie. There is also a musical production, which moved to Broadway in April of this year and has added its own flare, including a unique take on Miss Honey’s mother and father.

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24 Wonderful Things You Should Thank Your Dad For

1. Thank your dad for always going the extra mile to make you laugh.

2. And for having NO idea where the line is between funny and inappropriate.

Seriously. None.

3. Thank your dad for being up to any parenting challenge, even ones outside his expertise.

4. And for being a pretty, pretty princess as and when you need him to be.

5. Thank your dad for always finding creative solutions to his problems.

6. And for making groundbreaking advances in the field of lazy parenting.

7. Thank your dad for his subtlety.

There is an art to being understated and your dad is an artist.

8. Thank your dad for funding so many of your misadventures.

9. And for his attention to detail when it comes to holidays and birthdays.

10. Thank your dad for tolerating all the pet animals you drag home.

Thank him for treating them with love and respect.

11. Tell him how much you owe him for passing down a love and passion for good ol’ rock n’ roll.

And thank your dad for loving you even when you recorded over it. Oops.

12. Thank your dad for always supplying you with the essentials.

13. And for knowing the secrets to a happy household.

14. Thank your dad for his epic t-shirt collection, and for letting you borrow so much of it.

15. Thank your dad for being the only person who can make you simultaneously groan and laugh.

16. Thank your dad for always being on the cutting edge of modern technology.

And thank him for always knowing how all of it works.

Even if he has to try a bit harder than most of us to see it.

17. Thank your dad for being the heart and soul of every family photo.

18. Thank your dad for building your character through some tried and tested tough love.

19. Tell your dad your life would be meaningless without his incredible, game-changing selfies.

20. Thank your dad for his well-meaning concern about 21st century trends.

21. Thank your dad for his text messages, without which life would be only barely worth living.

22. Thank your dad for his inimitable sass.

23. Thank your dad for making you think about life’s larger, more pressing questions.

24. And thank your dad for his big strong arms that are always there to catch you when you fall.

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