I wrote for Moms.FortWayne.com this week about whether or not kids are actually human beings. Jury's still out, but here's a teaser . . .
I saw an adult running past the high school after having seen a gaggle of teens practicing cross-country and I thought, "Well there’s a human being."What I meant to think, of course, was "there's a grown up." But it underlines the point that I don’t really see kids as human beings; I don’t think many of us do. I don’t know what we see them as. Pets, sometimes, I wonder. Creatures we dress up for Halloween and at Christmastime so we can take pretty pictures to post on Facebook for our humble brags. Or maybe we see them as projects, to-dos, DIYs. We hope to upgrade and reinvent and streamline them. Or they’re objects. Animated vessels that we can pour our hopes and dreams into.
Earlier this week . . .
- Stephanie of Binkies and Briefcases assassinated an anteater for the Character Assassination Carousel. Yes, we are now taking aim at aardvarks, but only the ones named Arthur that encourage second graders to make out with each other.
Elsewhere on the internet . . .
- Kim of Let Me Start By Saying might want to be your mom friend. If you can pass her test on In the Powder Room.
- Robin O'Bryant is a New York Times Bestseller for her book Ketchup is a Vegetable. The only thing that would make me happier this week is if I were a NYT Bestseller for Robin O'Bryant's Ketchup is a Vegetable, because I like accolades, but I'm too lazy to write my own book.
I made you a someecard . . .
Video makes me giddy, oh . . .
- That's Kerry of HouseTalkN in the yellow Dickie Do. Not sure if you'd do well with a Dickie this season? Remember that not all Dickies are one-size-fits-all. Try out several for tightness. You'll want a Dickie that's not too tight, but holds its shape for a long time. When testing your Dickie out, feel free to tug at it to see if it has enough give and stroke it to see if you'd like the feel of it against your skin.