From the VM archives from 2013. A Thanksgiving story from long ago.
Stay with me on this one…
After skate practice (roller) my daughter grabbed my purse for me and said “WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN THAT THING?”
I said “River rocks.”
She said, “I will never carry a purse and fill it full of crap.”
I told her that it was none of her business what I had in my purse or how much it weights.
And by the time we got to the car she said a gun in my purse would be heavy. Then I told her I didn’t have a carry permit and she said I didn’t need one. Yes, this is the 14 year old, but we have hypothetical conversations like this all the time so don’t worry about it. Anyway, she asked if she had a needle, like a knitting needle would that be…
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An early Christmas story (sort of)
As Chloe walked her dog on the cold November morning, her mind turned to the holidays.
Why was there yet ANOTHER remake of the Grinch? Why couldn’t they just leave it alone. No. Somebody just had to make another piss poor remake with another famous voice. She thought of how wonderful Boris Karloff had voiced the original story – from the original book. Boris Karloff. The Body Snatchers was such a wonderful movie. Not exactly a holiday movie but she loved it. It was one of those comfort things like so many old black and white movies.
The dog Piper, a medium Lab mix, sniffed around at some bushes. Buck the large German Shepard growled under his breath. Piper raised up her head and leaned in against Chloe.
A man in a green jumpsuit stood at the end of the road by the edge of the woods. He had a…
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Who will be at your Thanksgiving table? I know who will be UNDER my table. But this is about who will be above the table.
Thanksgiving will soon be here. Yes, this week’s Burning Question is about the upcoming holiday. If you don’t celebrate the traditional American (USA) version of Thanksgiving you can still imaging who you would like at your table at any large celebration where there is a lot of conversation and wine.
Are you tired of the same old Thanksgiving conversations about Uncle Beezie’s corns, or Aunt Lulu’s prize winning rabbit hutches, or why Cousin Karl can’t get his shit together? Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to yell, “Shut the fuck up,” before the turkey is even carved?
Just imagine if you could mix it up a little. What if you could add three more new and interesting famous or semi-famous people (animals or Vampires)…
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A bit about parenting choices and more (it’s all good)
Seriously, I did date that guy, and more.
What you share with your kids and what you don’t is up to your own comfort level. You don’t want to tell them everything. They don’t need to know it all. But you don’t want to tell them nothing. But this isn’t exactly what this post is about.
How do your kids see you now? Who are you? What do you do? Do they know? Do they care? They should care. They should be thrilled.
Do a little bit of PR work on your own kids. Seriously, if you’re a parent you need public relations.
How do your kids see you?
I’m not talking about “honor thy mother and father,” or anything to do with authority. I’m not going to discuss examples of piss poor bad parenting. I’m not going to talk about being perfect.
I’m talking image. AND when you live…
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