we all have vices – some wide out in the open, others confined to the privacy of our own homes. i definitely have mine and although i’m not a psychiatrist, i think most exist as a means to escape, relieve stress, rebel a little. whatever yours are, here are some uncommon yet effective stress relievers:
brush barbie’s knotted up hair, all harsh and hard, without hearing “oWwWWwwwWWWwwwwWWW”
if that doesn’t work, just grab a pair of scissors and scalp her.
i was raised to believe that above all else – as a student, my sole duty was to get straight a’s. it was not to have fun or enjoy life or experience different things. it was to get an a in every one of my 6 subjects. i wasn’t allowed to work part-time because my job was to study. but you know what they say … all work and no play makes jack a dull boy except for me, it was all work and no play makes for a crazy rebellious unhappy b**ch. Continue reading →
as a kid, i was at different times a bully and bullied. i don’t think my daughter will ever be a bully – she just doesn’t have it in her. she’s incredibly sweet and empathetic and nurturing. being bullied by girls is especially painful because unfortunately, girls are natural born experts at isolating, pointing out your weaknesses in the meanest of ways, getting other girls to gang up on you. one day you’re best friends, the next day, sometimes inexplicably, you’re the outcast.
in junior high, there were these two very popular bff’s but one day, one of them turned on the other with such fierceness that it was shocking. Continue reading →
i’ve said it it another post but there’s nothing quite like the instant bond parents have with one another. it’s the best and worst of almost every emotion. i can sometimes describe parenting in sort of a vague inarticulate way but i think the following folks capture it really well:
“It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” ~ Bill Cosby
“The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.” ~ Bill Cosby