I love having a pet, as far as I’m concerned the positives far outweigh the negatives. Sure, having a pet requires some work and expense, then there’s boarding your pet when your on vacation, vet bills, walks in the rain… but all the love and loyalty is almost always worth it. But what about those of us with lifestyles (or apartments) that simply don’t allow a pet?
Its been a while since I potty trained my daughter, and from what I can recall it was a rather simple one day event. We told her that big girls go in the potty and that if she wasn’t a big girl and mommy couldn’t teach her to use the toilet, then the “potty patrol” would come to the house and bring her to potty school. Done and done. She used the potty from then on, and before you write letters… we have in fact saved enough money both for college AND the 1000 hours of therapy she will probably need from the whole potty patrol thing.
When I was pregnant with my child, I remember reading that the medical profession had taken a very natural process, and made it more complicated by expecting us to lie on our backs to give birth. Now I’m reading that technology has altered the way we, um… well, you know and that the invention of the toilet changed our natural “elimination position” from squatting to sitting, and that’s just a very bad thing.
It’s that time again, the kids are out of school, the weather is good, so let the vacations begin! I love a few weeks away, I just hate to fly. No, I’m not afraid, I just hate the small seats, talkative neighbors, and the complete inability to get any rest. Every time I fly I hope that I will sleep through the journey and awaken refreshed upon arrival. Hah!
We all know how hard finding the perfect gift can be, I’m always on the lookout for the item that will wow the crowd, and of course the recipient. It gets more difficult as we get older, probably because we lose our lust for toys, and the mundane stuff we’re left with in terms of “grown-up” presents… well, they’re just not that much fun to give.
When I was pregnant I was fairly certain I was having a boy. Being a tomboy myself, I was convinced my body wasn’t actually capable of producing a girl. Later, I found out it’s the dad that determines the sex of the child, and after the 37th viewing of Cinderella, and 168 tea parties with obligatory manicures, I guess I was as wrong as I’ve ever been, about anything…ever.
We all know its inevitable, we’re all going to die. Quite frankly I’m not exactly sure how we so easily cope with that fact… but we do. I guess technically its the last relatively major event of our lives (or does the fact that we’re dead mean it doesn’t actually qualify?) Okay let’s not get philosophical here. I think planning for our eventual demise is a good thing, we plan for everything else, why not our last hurrah?
Oh the joys of mans best friend, there’s something to be said about a creature that loves you so unconditionally. I’ve had a few dogs in my time and they were all special, and they all let me know they were fairly fond of me as well. I have to say that my daughter and husband were never as happy to see me as my dog. Sure, you might say it’s because the dog was waiting for food, and I might be inclined to believe that, but my family was always waiting for food as well! I really think my dog just loves me more.
Years ago we told you about Yves Rossey, a.k.a. Jetman, when he managed to pull off some aerial loops and roll himself like a plane while wearing a jet pack, thousands of feet up in the air and at over 200 mph. He was 51 at the time. Rossey must be getting bored. He released another video a few weeks ago and he is jet free this time. Yep. A human glider. (at age 53 to boot!) And apparently there will be an opportunity in the future for you to learn the art of gliding from Jetman himself.
Getting dumped sucks. It is safe to say that we have all experienced some sort of breakup in our lives. Maybe it was back in 3rd grade or maybe it was yesterday. Some poor guy in Germany recently got dumped by his girlfriend. Rather than sulk he channeled his knowledge of lasers and created an Iron Man arm piece.