You know what's weird? I WENT to the Barnes and Noble in my neighborhood that closed. A LOT. For birthday presents, date nights, and just for fun. Maybe I was their only customer? Anyway, this is a great post. Video stores were SO COOL for awhile there. All these things our kids won't even know existed, like my Grandma talking about the horse drawn ice truck that came once a week. We just looked at her like she had five heads. I have a time sensitive post here about the Super Bowl, if you have a minute this weekend (ha!) to check it out! http://workingclassstudies.wordpress.com/
I clicked over here while writing on deadline and trying to entertainment my children during our SNOW DAY (#3 for the year, with 3 additional delays and 2 holidays). All I can say to your column is Amen, sister! But I think my 3 year old is napping (fingers crossed) and my 7 year old is quietly playing Wii Resort, so I guess I better get back to work. http://jacoblawrencenewman.blogspot.com/
I'm praying for nerds, too. So far, so good. On the other hand, speaking as the Queen of the Nerds, I wouldn't mind if ONCE AND AWHILE my kids got to be popular, too. There were some truly traumatic times there, especially in junior high, when I was rejected from every possible cool school activity. Anyway, I get it. But still. http://jacoblawrencenewman.blogspot.com/
Very inspiring! I'm making my chiropractor appointment today. My 3.5 yo is a lot lighter than Bruiser; I don't know how you have been doing it all this time! http://jacoblawrencenewman.blogspot.com/
Wow. This has really been on my mind lately. I am definitely a pushover some of the time, and I usually regret it. But I the other day I was splitting a "no school in session" day with another working mom, and when I stopped by to pick up my son and her daughter she couldn't convince her daughter to come with me so that she could go to work. The mom was about to miss an important conference call and she wouldn't take a stand with her daughter. She finally shoved her daughter in my car and shouted "drive!" The whole scene lasted an hour. AN HOUR. I thought I was going to strangle one or both of them. KIDS DON'T WANT TO BE IN CHARGE. It's stressful for them. I wish wish wish these parents knew that, and could feel confident setting boundaries and enforcing them.
And, by the way, you can see our over-the-top Halloween activities here. I'm ashamed at how much I tried to accomplish and how tired and cranky I was as a result. Next year I'm shooting lower for sure. http://jacoblawrencenewman.blogspot.com/
I keep meaning to write about my family's near brush with disaster in the form of a bird mite infestation (hint---don't let wood doves make nests on your windowsills....even if it's fun to watch the baby birds hatch....). And yeah, bed begs would be up there with unbearable. The more I think about bug infestations of any kind, the more trouble I have sleeping. So, for me, it's better not to think about it? Maybe that's a cop out. Anyway, http://workingclassstudies.wordpress.com/2….
I really like this post. It's interesting to think about the effect that TV has on us, too. I am a reformed minor hoarder. My husband cured me. Every once and awhile we start wondering where that card table/ratty chair/old toy went, but even then we congratulate ourselves for "over purging." I'm converted. If you haven't seen this, this is my latest obsession: Getting Things Done (organizational self help book). http://jacoblawrencenewman.blogspot.com/
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