2. Parents Bitching About a $3 Ticket Price for Our Local Children’s Festival- It was three bucks for anyone over two, so really under three were free in application, so the average family of four with appropriately aged kids paid $9 to play all day, do all the free activities and give-aways, get educated and enjoy the beautiful day in a newly renovated public park. Even DH had to mention that for people pushing BOB Dualie Strollers, drinking Starbucks and carrying Petunia Picklebottom diaper bags, it seemed a bit dramatic. Let us remember that money spent on great experiences for children is often better than money spent on things.
3. Possible Repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”- It is high time this happened. I would also like to add that so far the only argument against the idea presented by those in a position to influence the decision is that “the policy has high approval ratings among military personnel.” Well, child labor used to be totally cool too. Jim Crow laws existed since there was public support, that doesn’t make it right. Plus, if a vast majority of such a group felt this kind of bigotry is okay, I might keep that data to myself. Who the hell are you employing over there anyway?
4. The Fact That My Toddler Secretly Knows Colors, Shapes and Numbers- While she would never give me the satisfaction of naming these items when prompted, she is fully able to articulate “wear your yellow heart pants” or “five choccies (chocolate chips) please.” Somehow when pounding out pull-ups on the back of the couch she can count to ten like its nothing, yet will not count along at story-time for all the tea in China. Kids!
5. That I Only Have a Month of This Pregnancy Crap Left To Go- Well, roughly anyway. Soon there will be no more puking, no more gall bladder pain, back pain, and exhaustion that no amount of sleep can fix. Sure, I’ll be exhausted with a newborn and toddler, but then a nap will at least make me feel better as opposed to now, where all the sleep in the world pretty much leaves me feeling the same.
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