Case in point: Shannon’s Pirates Are Not Appropriate for Kids (and Other Ranting), which generated a lot of chatter. Who knew?
I would have thought that Jeanne’s brilliantly titled post Breastfeeding Debates: Just a Tempest in a Sippy Cup? would have created more comments. Then again, it’s hard to argue with the statement, “Do we really care what another mother does with her boobs?” (I do, but I’m a guy. Wait. Ignore that sentence. Everyone do what you want to do with your boobs. They belong to you. Oooo boy.)
Hannah tells us about a petting zoo that, frankly, sounds a bit scary. (Would You Take Your Kids to a Petting Zoo with Lions, Tigers, and Bears?) Then again, I won’t go on Space Mountain at Disney World. So maybe I’m not the best judge.
Jen asked a good question with The Holiday Dilemma: When Parental Gift-Giving Goes Too Far. Easter presents. Who knew? I’m still trying to convince the wife that we can get Easter baskets for the kids even though we’re Jewish. So far all I’ve managed to do is buy (and eat) a lot of Peeps.
Jen also gave us The Five Peanuts TV Specials That Never Should Have Been. Personally, I’m in favor of more and more Peanuts specials, and I even enjoy the mediocre ones. (I even like “Arbor Day.”) This proves that sometimes we disagree and that there is no Babble Hive Mind.
Mike questioned the notion of Terrible Twos with Terrible Twos: Myth or Kicking. Your. A@!? Personally, I found two to be easier than three. Of course, neither of my children are teenagers yet. If they’re anything like me, I’m thinking Terrible Thirteens, Fourteens, Fifteens…
Madeline gives us her take on Dr. Laura with Stay-At-Home Moms are the Best, Aren’t They! Madeline starts with “Oh, for God’s sake, Dr. Laura, put a lid on it.” But then she says that she really agrees with everything the Doc says. OK, no she doesn’t. Just wanted to see if you were paying attention. The comments are numerous and terrific: for example, “Whatever” says that “Maybe my daughter is in daycare, but at least she won’t grow up acting like a sanctimonious ass-hat.” I want to start a band named “Sanctimonious Ass-hat.” Ah, goals.
As for myself, I took a more lighthearted approach to pirates by telling you about the release of Tina Fey’s Sesame Street appearance on DVD. (Special thanks to Jezebel for the linkee dink.)
What will next week bring? I don’t know but I promise you one thing — I will do everything in my power not to use the phrase “linkee dink.” No idea where that came from.