He, She, They, We!

This is who my kid is (he). This is who I am (she). This is who our community is (they). We are all family (we)!

August 19, 2014 5:53 pm
An Open Letter from Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, to the Brown Family

iwriteaboutfeminism:

To The Brown Family,

I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don’t. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day but I can’t. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won’t. What I can do for you is what has been…

July 22, 2014 11:46 am
"I tell my 6-year-old son that the only time the ice cream truck plays music is when it’s sold out."

(via parentingconfessional)…. I submitted this never thinking it would get posted.  This is real life friends!!!!
July 21, 2014 8:59 am

Spartacles

Scenario:  Driving in the car to LA for a Pirates and Princess Sing-A-Long show at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

K:  Mama, what’s that? (pointing to a billboard for the movie Hercules).

Me:  It’s a new movie coming out called Hercules.  And I think Hercules is very good looking (who doesn’t think the Rock is hot?!?!?!)

K:  What’s it about?

Me:  Well, Hercules was the son of a god…

K:  Like Percy Jackson?  Like Thor?

Me:  Yes.  He was the son of Zeus, but his Mommy was a mortal—a human and not a god.

K:  Is he a fighter guy?

Me:  Yes he is.  He has to fight 12 big things.  There’s more to the story, but we can talk about that when you are 10.

K:  What’s that name of the guy that Shawn calls me (our next door neighbor)?

Me:  Spartacus?

K:  Yeah!  Is he a god?

Me:  No.  He’s a gladiator.  A very strong warrior who fought with his friends against slavery.

K:  Oooooh! (clearly not knowing what slavery is). So… um, Spartacles isn’t the same as… wait, what does Shawn call me again?

Me:  Did you mean to ask if Hercules is the same as Spartacus? 

K:  Yeah.  Yeah.  Yeah!

Me:  No, sweetie, they are two different people.

K:  Well, I think they should just be Spartacles.  I mean they are both warrior guys.  They seem strong.  But…. Oh, look, there’s a crane!!!

*And Done!

July 18, 2014 3:54 pm July 15, 2014 1:33 pm
When referring to me and my family—yes, I am his REAL parent!!!

When referring to me and my family—yes, I am his REAL parent!!!

July 9, 2014 9:00 am

In my dream…

Scenario:  Sitting in the car about to go into summer camp.

K:  Mama, I had the worst dream of my whole entire life last night.

Me:  WOW!  The worst one ever?

K:  Yeah, it’s too sad to tell you.

Me:  Why?

K:  Because it might hurt your feelings if I tell you.

Me:  Baby, you know you can tell me anything—no matter what.  What was your dream about?

K:  Someone told me that if I was a bad boy that you wouldn’t love me anymore.

Me:  Oh Baby!  You know that’s not true, right?

K:  I told them that we have a rule, but they didn’t believe me.

Me:  And what’s our rule about love?

K:  Love never breaks—not our love.  You love me for forever, no matter what.

Me:  And??????

K:  Even when you’re mad at me, you still love me.

Me:  Exactly. 

K:  You’re not sad that I had that dream?  It didn’t hurt your feelings?

Me:  No my love!  Why would it?  It’s not true.  I love you, no matter what.  I may be disappointed in your choices, but how much I love doesn’t change.

K:  Oh good!  I didn’t want you to be sad and have a bummer day.  Come here you, gimme a kiss!!!

July 7, 2014 8:06 am

Jesus Music

Scenario:  In the car listening to “Not a Bad Thing” by Justin Timberlake

K:  Mama, this is so my new jam!

Me:  I know, right?!

K:  Is this Jesus music?

Me:  No sweetie, it’s not, but it’s still good music.

K:  I thought it was Jesus music because it sounds like Uncle Joel.

Me:  It does?

K:  Yeah, and he sings the best Jesus music songs.  Better than anyone in the whole wide world.  And this sounds like one of the songs he would sing!!!  Ok… you can turn it back up now!

Disclaimer:  After thinking about it—this is totally a song that Uncle Joel could write and would KILL them vocals!  Just sayin’!

June 23, 2014 8:14 am

Wait, who are they married to?

Scenario:  The day of my parent’s 50th Wedding anniversary.

Me:  Before you sit down to eat, let’s call Nana and Grandpa and wish them a happy anniversary.

K: What’s that?

Me:  An anniversary is a day when something special happens and you want to remember it.

K: Oh ok.

Me:  50 years ago Nana and Grandpa got married.

K:  To who?

Me: To each other.

K: What?  Really?  Wow!  I never knew that.