Wednesday, October 01, 2014

From the Blog O Sphere

My Dears,

I hope you’re having a fantastically stupendous week. We’re aiming for survival. Yep, it’s one of those weeks.

But in great news, Emma is back to sleeping through the night (huzzah!) and Ben started swim lessons. We were at BBQ last weekend with a six year-old who was showing off his mad swimming skills in the pool; Ben was terribly envious. Time to get this little fish back in the water.

[update: I should never ever, ever celebrate when Emma sleeps through the night because clearly she reads those words and is like: “I think it would be fun to mess with her. I’ll wake up three times tonight!”]

Also, remember when I said (months ago) that our upstairs bathroom remodel was going to be a ‘quick project’? Ha. That would be funny except that it’s still torn to pieces and I have nobody to blame but myself. In other words, I want my bathtub back.

Ben, on the other hand, is kind of digging the temporary arrangement.

Here is the latest and greatest from around the web:

Cross-time photos show Seattle past and present. 

Kids' Perception Of Parents' Favoritism Counts More Than Reality
Are you the favorite child? I definitely was. Of course, I was also the least favorite too, by default. Such is the plight of the only-child. :)

I’m mystified by this product (and its official name): NFL Ugly Sweaters

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

My friend sent this out a few years ago but last week when a sick Ben squirreled his way into our bed, I was reminded again of its truthfulness: Baby Sleeping Positions. Can we add “the Marathon”? ‘Cause Ben seriously runs a race (complete with wild arm and leg gyrations) when sleeping. Not cool, sickie. 

The Entrepreneur Who Wants to Save Paradise. I sympathize with both sides of the dispute but from a terribly selfish standpoint, I desperately want to visit this national park in Patagonia. Would it help if I promised to spend $$ in the local town for food and lodging? 

In keeping with the South American theme:  Is this the world’s most radical president?

Advertisers, It’s Like They Know Us. Because my family looks like this all the time. 

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola

It is the Year of the Baby! So excited for all my preggo friends. For the science-y minded gals, they need this awesome baby book

Sometimes I have a hard time writing a blog about the mundane happenings of our little life here in Seattle when I feel like events around the world are so important (and heartbreakingly awful). I can’t shake this gloomy outlook on humanity recently, especially as I feel like women, here (but mostly abroad) are under attack. Why the brutality? 

I could post a million links here but I’ll settle for just two:
What the Threats Against Emma Watson Mean for Women All Over the World

And, a little food for thought (thanks, P):



PS: For those people living in Seattle with kids: Tickets for the ever-popular holiday Santa Train are now on sale. We just signed up for the first time; can’t wait!

Also, it’s salmon season in Seattle. We’re planning on visiting the Issaquah Fish Hatchery this month to check out the tasty aquatic beasties.