Skip to main content

Follow-Up to "Blogger Participation"

I have been asked how I handled my "Blogger Participation" posts. Did I come up with something witty? Something that cuts them to the quick and makes them rethink their roles as parents? As humans?
Nope.
Someone I know that can do that is my husband. (I keep meaning to have him as a guest here. You'd like him!) No, I did not answer the way I really wanted to.
Regarding the "skin as canvas" incident -- oh, that almost sounds like a band name -- I was just so happy to have my neighbor take her child home that I looked at their arms, legs, bellies and said 'Well aren't you creative. Let's stick to paper next time, o.k.?' And sent them on their way.
For this particular neighbor this is nothin'. It's probably because of her that I felt the need to blog in the first place! I have so many stories to share.
Now, about "The Bad Seed".
This situation has not been completely resolved. It's my doing really.
I did not receive a phone call that night. I was anticipating one and it made me a nervous wreck all night. (I hate confrontation! When I lived in NYC I was ready for it. But it's been 11 years. I've regressed to Peace and Love ya'll!)
However, the next morning, this neighbor did drop-off her daughter for the carpool. I was "indisposed" therefore unavailable to greet her at the door.
When I was gathering the kiddies for the ride her daughter said "Ann, this is for you" and handed me a folded up piece of paper.
Inside was this neighbors apology for her "out-of-control mouth". She feels badly and doesn't want this to ruin our relationship.
I haven't responded. I just don't want to, not yet any way.
I did have a scenario in my head of calling her and saying 'Your daughter gave me this note but I don't get it? What is this all about?' Playing it off as if the daughter hadn't spoken to me.
But, no. I've just sat back silently going about my business.
So, if anything exciting does happen, I'll keep you posted!

And...


It's my Beautiful! Fabulous! day. Today's post "It's Not All Spandex and Smiles".
This is a social website and it's free to join. (Kind of like Mom Bloggers Club, for those of you who are members!)
Maybe I'll see you over there!

Popular posts from this blog

Miss Poodle Perm, That's Me!

Jill of Scary Mommy is doing a linky post about school pictures. You know the ones, possibly you didn't smile a sweet smile, just the smirk of panic. Or you didn't know it was picture day because you had been out sick for a week and you show up in your most comfortable shirt and bed-head. (Yep. That happened to me. The smile was good though!)

Well, my scanner isn't working or else I would post a particular picture from Freshman year. Since I don't have a visual, here's the story:

I remember my first day of High School. Actually what I remember is the picture taken of me leaving for my first day of High School. I'm wearing a brave smile, but the hair, the hair, my hair style was a nightmare.
My two best friends and I were going to be attending a High School out of our district. That was stressful enough. To add to this new-ness we wanted new looks as well. K. was going to sport the Argyle and Alligator shirt look. W. was going for 'All Monogrammed, Al…

How to Help Your Loved One to Recover

It can be very difficult to have a loved one who is battling an addiction. It can be hard to know what to do or how to help. Luckily there are many resources, programs and even rehabilitation centers that are specifically designed to not only help you to know what to do but also to help your loved one to recover.

Addiction is a very real problem all over the world, and in the United States alone there are ever 23 million Americans who are struggling with some sort of addiction. Over 64 percent have had to deal with the emotional aspect of having someone close to them who was battling an addiction.

You can feel very helpless when you are close to someone who is battling an addiction, and it can be hard to know what to do. You don't want to make your loved one resent you or to be angry with you because you are trying to get them to stop, but you also can't just stand by and watch. An addiction, no matter what it is to, can consume the person who is addicted and it can also be fat…

6 Things to Do to Improve Your Homes Water Quality

Water is an essential element that everyone needs for drinking, washing, and thriving. Many people don’t take the time to think about the quality of their water in their home. If your water quality is poor, that may have an impact on your health and your family’s well being. Whether you get your water from a well or your city’s water service, it’s important to think about its quality. Here are 6 actions you can take to help improve your water’s quality.
1. Test Your Water
It’s a smart idea to periodically test your water. If you are purchasing a new home, building new construction, or signing a new lease for an apartment or condo, make sure you test your water before moving in. There are inexpensive home water testing kits you can easily complete yourself. Home testing kits can give you a better idea of the chemical concentration of your water and whether or not there are any contaminants in your tap.
2. Find the Source
Another smart idea is to do some research and find the source of…