Archives: May 2012

A different sort of homework problem.

Yesterday, the Oldest Kidlet came bounding out of his classroom. “Mom! Mom! You’ll never guess what we’re going to write about this week.” His kindergarten class gets a homework packet. There’s a page to keep track of the district mandated 20 minutes of daily reading, the weekly quiz that I’ve mentioned here before, and usually

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Lost in translation.

We’re sitting around on the long weekend, and TheBoy cleaned up most of the mess that the Little Kidlet has been making. (I should point out that LK has been cleaning up some of his mess, just not a lot) Me: Tell your dad he’s awesome for doing the cleaning. LK: Daddy, I’m awesome for

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We watch a lot of NCIS.

Thanks to everyone who’s responded to yesterday’s post both publicly and privately. The whole point I shared this is because it’s a problem that a lot of women face. And some men, too (it is true that some women will objectify men – see: this Tumblr thread in response to a GQ post about D’Angelo

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Everyday Harrassment, it’s not okay.

Kate Beaton shared a post on Twitter today (this post, in fact) filled with young women sharing a conversation about street harassment. Mostly how common it is, and how much women in general put up with. In response, she made this comic. Go, read both. Then come back. It happens to everyone, even me. For

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What do you want to be?

The Little Kidlet is a boy of few words. He didn’t say much at all until about 8 months ago- just a few words at a time (though I wasn’t worried- he knew a lot of words). Nowadays you can’t get him to stop talking when he’s excited. But if he isn’t in the mood,

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He’s free!

Yesterday was the big day. After a total of 6 1/2 weeks, the Oldest Kidlet got his cast off. Of course, this development comes with a few new challenges. He can’t fully bend his arm yet (totally normal), has a giant bruise on his arm (also totally normal), and doesn’t understand why he can’t do

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What a weekend!

This Mother’s Day, I was treated to a trip to visit my grandmother in Arizona. No kids, just me and my mom. It was intended to be a pretty relaxed weekend, since all of us are the kind who would sit and just watch NCIS all weekend if given the chance (taking breaks for meals,

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A little logic, please?

It’s been a slow week here. I’ve had a lot to do, but there hasn’t been much that’s fun to talk about. But Monday… oh Monday was different. I don’t like driving to the Little Kidlet’s school. It’s in a very nice neighborhood, and for all the nice homes, there are some of the worst

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WHITNEY SMASH: Bad Satire Edition

Today Moviefone published their Girl’s Guide to the Avengers (which they’ve subsequently retitled). A piece which embraces every single stereotype there is about women to explain the movie. They claim it’s satire, but there is legitimately no reason to create a satirical guide to the Avengers. I say this as a card carrying geek. I

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