Twenty or so years ago, my sister went to our local antique store to buy me a birthday present. She found a creepy coconut man (or perhaps a monkey) and thought it would be a funny gift. Years later, I found him in a box… and here’s how my two-year-old daughter reacted.
We’re big fans of the Melissa & Doug Pullback Vehicles, which are a favorite of my two-year-old daughter and are increasingly grabbed by my four-month-old son. The four plush vehicles can be pulled back to race across the floor—and apparently my head, which lead to an unexpected haircut today.
The nationwide protests against racism and police brutality has really brought Juneteeth to the forefront this year, celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. I’ll admit, it wasn’t something I ever learned in school. I didn’t even know the holiday existed until perhaps three or four years ago. The past month has brought on a lot of reflection about how I can personally do better in understanding the realities of the world and chip away from the bubble I grew up in, despite my thinking I wasn’t in a bubble. One way is to expand my children’s understanding of the world early.
I’m not sure where my two-year-old daughter picked this up from, but it’s fantastic. I am going to add that to my repertoire of insults to lob at people who displease me.
My husband ambled out of the post office today, chuckling. In his hand was something he purchased secondhand, which he wanted me to see. It was Ladybird book titled How It Works: The Wife. Was this a passive-aggressive swipe?