April 2010

7 Year Old: Mom, what's the yoky part of the egg? Me: You mean the Yolk? 7 Year Old: No, I mean, which part does the baby chick come from? Me: Ok, honey, the eggs you are eating? These are not the kind that baby chicks come from. 7 Year Old: Why? Me: These are [...]

My parents watch a lot of TV. They are at a stage where they deserve to do whatever they feel like, really, and my dad's health does not allow him to stray away too much or too often from stationary activities. That being said, there are three televisions inside the 800-sq-ft. 3- BR apartment, so [...]

Now that healthcare reform bill has been signed into law, and we are NOT holding our breath to see when changes can really be carried out, probably years, and by then, I'd probably be dead from holding my breath especially since I can in all honesty hold my breath for only 10 seconds under normal [...]

Two Funerals

First Funeral I went to my first funeral that I could/would remember this past Saturday. If I think about it, I should find myself fortunate enough to be able to say that. Three of my four grandparents passed away before I was born. When my grandfather passed away, I was discouraged from partaking in the [...]

Mom: How do you like blogs? Child: I hate them. Mom: Why? Child: It is very annoying to me because my mom is being spoiled and wasting time instead of doing something useful like reading a book. Mom: Why do you think it's a waste of time? Child: Because it is like a computer or [...]

I have learned in my parenting career that the fewer letters there are in a word, the more the potential of it being an extremely difficult concept to explain to your child. Some small words are deceptively simple. Small words with big, heavy baggages. Mr. Monk used the word "gay" in the bad way the [...]

Who here has an obsessive personality and voted "Most Likely to Grow Up Alex Forrest" in High School? ME! I just cannot let it go. Here's what I wrote last week about the epidemic of the phrase "That's so gay!"... Let's start with the word "Gay". Let's start with banning the usage of the word [...]

If you look at the ratings, the crazed fans (“regular Suzy homemakers” many of them) in the audience, the 4.5 million followers on Twitter, her No. 3 position on the Twitter ranking (behind Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears *Yes, I know* BUT ahead of POTUS), you’d be convinced that Ellen DeGeneres has gone mainstream. For [...]

The Fail Whale is Back! . . So how are we expected to start our Monday morning when we come back to our dreary cubicles, we start reading our emails, we find so many things to share with the anonymous Interweb, and we are "all dressed up with nowhere to go"? (Well, some smartie pants [...]

Athletes

I don't know where my oldest gets his athletic prowess. I guess we lucked out. He started gymnastics at our park district when he was three years old because I did not like the idea of sitting in the sun, the rain, or the cold for ball games. When he was seven, he was asked [...]

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