Archives for February 2012

Everyone Else is a Better Parent

If you’ve been lurking around the internet this week, odds are you’ve seen the article “French Parents are Superior” in which Pamela Druckerman claims to have found the secret to raising obedient children. It’s the latest in a long line of books and posts that try to say you’re doing it wrong. They don’t necessarily give you any useful tips. Mostly it’s just anecdote after anecdote of children who behave wonderfully as some sort of proof that those parents magically have all the answers. Josette from Halushki made an impressive list of other groups of parents who are better than…

Super? More like Meh.

As did most of the US, I watched the Super Bowl. Admittedly, I didn’t pay much attention to the game itself. It was my job to provide our small party with the snacks, so I was putting food in and out of the oven. And watching the ads. After all, I did work in advertising. While the end of the game was a nailbiter, I seem to recall more moments that left me wondering if teams were giving it their all. The ads were a bit underwhelming. While there were a few that were memorable (Hyundai’s Rocky spot, the Camaro…

Unexpected Kindness

Yesterday was rough for me. After a couple months of doctor’s visits and the hospital stay… I’m getting tired of seeing bills. But there was one more in the mail. Add in the fact that my hair was losing blue rapidly… I realized that not only is my health higher maintenance than I would like, but now my hair is high maintenance too! Then it hit me. I wasn’t paying for any of it. My hair, the doctor’s visits… since I don’t make any money of my own, it was all provided by TheBoy. Instead of being rational and realizing…