“Girl” Is not a Disability

Recently, on more than one occasion, Jon and I have heard other parents tell their boy children to treat Maddie in a certain way, a certain way that seems to be based solely on the fact that she is a “girl.”  As you can imagine, this pissed off both of us.  Jon’s just nicer than(…)

8:27 a.m.: A Salute to Our Newest Three-Year-Old

Dear Gabbie, Dude…you’re three!  Go ahead–we’ll give you a minute to figure out how to show people on your fingers.*  You can even start over, as you requested yesterday.  We’ll wait. What will  not, and did not, wait, though, was 8:27 a.m. this morning, at which point you officially turned the three.  In keeping with(…)

In Which I Will NOT be Depressed by the Internet

So, I’ve been flarging about for a post topic for a few days, and I contemplated and then discarded several other options (stories about my kids, a book I read, more complaining about politics and/or gender–you know, the usual), but none of it really stuck.  I usually start with one good line or one good(…)

“Princess” Is NOT a Viable Career Option

Le sigh.  Upfront?  I’m about to read way to much into something AGAIN.  It’s just…  Well, here: Gabbie, dragging one of Jon’s OD school text books into the living room: I’m going to weed dis book. Me: Cool, go for it. Gabbie (flips through pages for about thirty seconds): Okay, I’m awl done. Me: Awesome.  So(…)