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So Full of It

We’re doing such a good job, I think. We don’t buy lots of toys for our kids. They’re content with what they have, I say. We regularly weed out toys they don’t use or have outgrown and give them away. We are so anti-establishment, I think. Take that, consumerism, I think some more. We are above you. And then I realize how a) annoying my brain is, and b) I’m full of shit.My mother saw the kids the other night–David was out of town, and I’m wrecked with a cold, so she and my aunt called to say they were driving over to help out for a bit (having super nice retired folk who live within an hour radius of your house and are either related to/love you is a lucky, lucky thing). She was sitting with them, and she leaned over to say, “Now, girls. I know it’s early, but I’d really like it if you could give me some ideas of what you’d like for Christmas soon. Like, within the next couple of weeks…

Because Sunscreen is Expensive

These are my children. These are my children, watching television. These are my children, watching television on my iPad, for what might possibly be the third hour in a row. What kind of fun sunny outdoor activities are you doing today…

Sorry, American Academy of Pediatrics

“Mom. Little Einsteins is on Netflix. Mm-hmm.” Something tells me the sick boy’s been watching a bit too much tv…