Monday Manners Quote:

“We are all born rude. No infant has ever appeared yet with the grace to understand how inconsiderate it is to disturb others in the middle of the night.”

-Judith Martin

A special Monday Manners quote.

This week my baby turns 16.  She is grace exemplified and a light in my life, but no matter how perfect she may be now, and how she may deny it, she was also born rude.  While the calendar may say its been 16 years, I would swear on a stack of bibles, its been two blinks.

Happy birthday PRIMcess in waiting.


Speaking of “Those People”

In my Monday Manners quote this week, I had mentioned “those people.”  You know, those people who glow.  That feel like your best friend five minutes after you’ve met.  In the words of Helen Keller, those people whom you can feel their eyes twinkle via a handshake.

Today we are not talking about “those people.”  We are talking about the other type of “those people.”  Those people who judge.  Those people who think they know all about you, based on your color, or economic status, or the clothes you wear.  Those people who speak without their tongues attached to their brains.

I was scanning the ‘net today, and saw this blog post from the people over at Scary Mommy.   In it, the author talks about the surprising judgement coming from a colleague at the school where she works.  Check out the post here:

And tell me what you think in the comments below.

To Tantrum or Not to Tantrum…

…that is the question (or perhaps to allow, or not allow, said tantrums would be more precise) where the rubber meets the road for many new parents.  Loved this take by Matt Walsh over at TheMattWalshBlog.  I highly recommend you give this a quick read.  Too funny, and a great take on parenting, what the public expects, and judgement.