Before anyone gets all up in arms and wants to call CPS on me, let me explain. In recent headlines there have been two instances of parents who publicly “humiliated” their kids on Facebook for being disrespectful and bratty. One man took his revolver, unloaded several bullets into her laptop and posted the video on […]
Sucky anonymous comments are the online equivalent of egging my car.
So, I have had so much fun this past week, making new friends in Blog-Land and reading comments they have left me. Last Monday after reading about it on All That Is Good, I played along with a post and I listed 10 things that bugged me. I got lots of fun comments and then […]
These are a few of my (least) favorite things….
Tyrone Wells (one of my favorite singers) has a song called The Hate Song. It’s a funny list of things a jilted boyfriend has compiled in order to make himself feel better. Things I hate, in no particular order: 1) People Who Don’t RSVP I have actually put “Please let me know as soon as […]
Dear God, when will this end?
I am afraid to turn on the TV or get online for fear I will see another report of a mass shooting. Besides the high-profile random shootings like the one today in Binghampton, New York; or the one in Samson, Alabama; there have been at least 4 this year in California alone, where an entire […]
Back-breaking amounts of homework.
This is wrong. There should be no need for kids to have to carry this much in their school backpacks. Conner’s backpack easily weighs 40 pounds. Devin’s weighs a bit more than that. Are today’s schools under the impression that our children are pack-mules? (Stubborn and mule-headed does not mean they can carry this much […]
What’s a little debt between taxpayers?
A friend sent this to me in an email and I was floored… All this talk about “stimulus packages” and”bailouts”… A billion dollars… A hundred billion dollars… Eight hundred billion dollars… One TRILLION dollars… What does that look like? It’s so much money that I can’t even comprehend that prefix… So, to provide some scale […]
I am so sad about Natasha Richardson.
I don’t believe I have seen any of Natasha Richardson’s movies. I had heard of her, of course, but I didn’t follow her career. I do not understand why I am so, so, sad to hear that she died from this little, no big deal fall on a ski slope. (And a bunny slope at […]
Some other kid’s cute thing…
At Grant’s baseball game yesterday, one of the little kids on the other team was playing 2nd base. As one of our guys hit the ball toward him, he bent over to field it. He let the ball go by him because he spied something else on the ground and he picked that up instead. […]
It’s hard to be a mean mom, but it’s worth it.
Ruben Navarrette, a columnist for the San-Diego Union Tribune, wrote an article about a growing sense of entitlement that much of the country has in general, but kids in particular. He is so right on with this! Kids do think that they are special, just because their parents tell them they are. Kids do think […]
Why ya gotta go and change stuff?
There are somethings that shouldn’t altered. Somethings are good enough, just like they are. If you try to make it better, you ultimately make it worse. I think bringing Dirty Dancing to the live stage may turn out to be one of those things… Sure, you shouldn’t put Baby in the corner, but is it […]
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