This year my son's Christmas wish list held the usual assortment of video games and gaming-related swag. And then he sent me a link to a necklace. It's not a tough-guy leather necklace, not a little surfer dude puka shell necklace. It's a NECKLACE necklace, heart-shaped with a garnet (his birthstone). Dear readers, I will probably buy my almost-10-year-old son that necklace. But WTF?
To tell you the truth, this didn't come as a huge surprise. My son has had an eye for bling ever since he first spied the gems at an exhibit at the Natural History Museum. He has shoulder-length hair. He goes to a small, independent school filled with the children of bohemia. Every kid at that school is an eccentric snowflake. But did I mention he's carrying around my purse, too?
I have a confession to make: I'm still in love with my ex-boyfriend. Which wouldn't be so bad if we hadn't been broken up for several years now, and if there was absolutely no chance in hell I would ever get back together with him. You see, we honestly can't stand each other. When we were dating, we didn't go a week without a huge blow-up. We don't understand each other; we don't have the same idea about what a relationship is; and I suspect, deep down, we didn't even like each other very much. That didn't stop us, however, from falling madly in love.
Lice sucks. This is something I know you know because, hey, guess what? It turns out your kid had it TWO weeks prior to the fourth-grade outbreak that struck every girl in the class (including my kid). I found this out thanks to another parent (whose daughter ALSO had lice). Not from you.
Look, we all know lice is gross. Lice is embarrassing. It took us $750 out of pocket and a lot of stress and tears to make sure that everyone else in our family was lice-free and to rid my daughter of every single nit and bug. One thing they told me: Her case was two weeks old. No one else in our family had contracted it, which implies that it was very new, which coincides to right around the time that your child had her super top secret case.
Lice is no fun. But it's especially no fun when we aren't told that our children have been exposed. Suck it up. Do what the rest of us did and tell the teacher.
Ahhh ... the holiday season. It's definitely the most magical time of the year. And even though most of the festivities are geared for those of the human kind -- sometimes our beloved pets can't resist getting caught up in the spirit either. Especially kitties.
The only thing more adorable than a cat is a cat who is so caught up in all things Christmas -- he's simply impossible to resist.
Now that Hanukkah has officially arrived and Thanksgiving has come and gone, it's official -- Christmas is COMING! And soon, ya'll. As in December 1 is just around the corner. You know what that means, right? It's time to find the perfect Advent calender to help you count down the days until Santa's big arrival. Not only are Advent calendars a fun way to bring holiday excitement into your home (and sometimes snack on some yummy treats!) but they also help you keep track of exactly how much shopping time there is left. Santa's gotta stock up, you know?
Not to fret: we have 5 festive Advent calendars to help you ring in Christmas. Check 'em out, here: