Thank you for all of your insightful comments and e-mails on the Can’t Also Crisis post. I nodded my head to so many of them. Y’all, we’re not alone.
I love this E.B. White quote a reader left: “I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” Preach it, glory, mmm-hmmm, E.B.!
I wrote a lot some other places this week, so a just a few things that we’re enjoying:
Rainbow produce meets impish smile.
Bears on bums.
Little toes on messy floors.
Lee Marie sailboat overalls
A strong stand-alone tulip. (“I am a lone reed.”)
And my favorite…Olympic memories relived. I used to do it too–sit mesmerized by the women’s skating short program, don leotards and dress-up skirts to recreate triple axels and double toe loops in the living room arena, fashion medals out of yarn and felt (we used to use tin foil over cardboard circles), excitedly ask “What’s my score?” after twirling and gliding with socks on tile. Kind of sad it’s over now.
And finally, I feel the world needs to know about the dried mangos I tried last week–I think I got the Sunsweet brand. They’re lightly dusted with powdered sugar, and they’ll blow your mind. I ate an entire bag, returned the following day for another bag and then called my sister and demanded she try them: “I know I’ve told you to try stuff before, but this is different. I’m serious, I’m going to ask you in a week if you tried them yet and if you say no, I’m gonna be pissed.” It’s not often I flip out over snacks. So there. Consider yourself informed.
I’m at BabyZone talking about what makes parenting hard for me and how I deal: Facing My Six Hardest Parenting Challenges. Like balancing priorities, worrying, and letting go (on letting go: “I have a very loud tweet. I have no doubt my little birds can hear me singing from the nest while they’re out soaring.”).
And, want to talk to your kids about Down syndrome but aren’t sure what to say? I’m at eHow with: How to Talk to Your Kids About Special Needs.
Happy night, you beautifully complicated folks.