Archives for October 2012

The Second Child.

I remember the moments when I knew that the Oldest Kidlet had learned something new. You would see the light of recognition in his eyes when he caught on to something, and then immediately started showing off to everyone. His little brother is different. It took ages for him to start talking with any frequency (though he’d used a lot of words, just one or two at a time), and when as soon as he did start talking, he jumped into full phrases and hasn’t stopped talking ever since. He refused to recite the alphabet or numbers in preschool last…

Why PBS matters.

I might have addressed this issue before, the last time a poitician suggested that funding PBS was a was of tax dollars. But it’s worth repeating. Last night during the first Presidential debate, Mitt Romney said that he would defund PBS. That while he liked Big Bird and even Jim Lehrer (the debate’s moderator), he would fire them. Twitter exploded in a flurry of don’t fire Big Bird tweets, and a lot of people pointed out the ridiculousness of telling the debate moderator you’d fire him in the middle of the debate… Neil Degrasse Tyson (my favorite badass of the…

Raising geeklings.

It shouldn’t come as a shock that my kids are pretty geeky. They grew up loving Star Wars. We started them off with the original trilogy only, and then The Phantom Menace after they found the DVD and thought Darth Maul looked “awesome.” And while they love slapstick, they are not Jar Jar fans. While they’ve only seen bits of episodes, they recognized the TARDIS sticker on my car as being from Doctor Who- and recognize the Tenth Doctor, even though they’ve mostly seen Eleven. (The only problem we’ve run into is that any space movie seems to be identified…

Nothing much to say.

I know. I don’t have much to say? It’s shocking. It’s been a long hot crazy week and I’m drained. I had a flare up last week, and the cramps went on and off for the last five days. As in, it would skip a day and then bother me the next. This was in no doubt exacerbated by stress. TheBoy had been working a lot of hours and slept most of the weekend (which he definitely needed), so it was me and the boys. Whom I love, and they did spent a lot of time in their grandparent’s room-…