This sort of lines up with some of the best advice I was ever given, which was when a bouncer at a bar told me "Don't ever make fun of people for the way they dance, everyone's just trying to have a good time." Of course he told me this because I was making fun of someone at the time, but I haven't done it since.
Still working on accepting the fact that my husband is a former Phishhead. Baby steps...
@sophia_h Ditto! I'm 29 weeks and my friends are constantly asking me "why don't you just have a glass of wine." Well, because frankly, I don't want a glass of wine. I want to sit down at a bar (or warm patio) and get real drunk and talk shit with my friends until way too late. Like a normal person.
Still waiting for the study that says that sort of behavior will make my kid smarter. Sigh.
@SarahDances I grew up the eldest child who was six years older than my younger sibling, and spent the rest of my childhood after my brother was born wishing I could go back to being an only child. I should note that as an adult I am quite fond of my brother, but as a kid I truly resented his existence and hated him and that lasted until I went to college. Maybe just like having kids isn't for everyone, having a sibling isn't for everyone.
@Daisy Razor Lordy, I hear you. I'm pregnant right now. The next six months (18 years?) are friggin Drynuary, and there's no quitting.
I totally bought this. The only thing I was skeptical about was the rent. You'd still be paying upwards of a grand in Park Slope for a place with no bathroom. I know because I pay twice that in Park Slope for a bathroom so small you have to sit sideways on the toilet.
Here's a question (that a 5 year old would ask). If a swan ate all the same things as a Flamingo, would it too turn pinky-orange? You guys are bird experts obviously, that's why I'm asking here.
I only went to sleep away camp once as a kid, and called my mom to get me the first night. She told me to give it a day, and I'm still glad she didn't get me. I have lots of memories of being at camp that summer, great and otherwise. I do agree that one should always immediately rescue their child when mean girls are afoot though. My mom had a sixth sense about that that I still admire her for.
@olivebee Ditto. Actually my wedding is coming up but my friends talked me out of that dress and now that its $800 im kinda like grrrrrrr. Though I do love the dress I ended up with, the print is so awesome on that one.
I think that "back then" people had much more lax attitudes about kids in cars. My mom talks about riding like 7 kids to the back of a car in the 50s. You'd get arrested for that now. Maybe this had something to do with the doors spontaneously opening? I mean, why was the technology in place to make a CAR but not a lock that would hold a car door shut?
If it makes you (or anyone) feel any better, my boyfriend fell out of his mom's moving car not once, but twice as a small child. The second time she didn't notice right away and had to go back for him. When pressed as to how this could happen, she said "Car doors didn't work as well in the 70s." I suspect it had more to do with her being 18 years old at the time, but long story short, he's fine.