Open Thread for a whackily day.
A real world friend of mine posted some notes in her faceplace… about her deep conversations with a friend of friend of 16 year old who …. died. Very very sad. She also linked to this well written piece here by a single Dad. Compassion (again).
I saw a Mom with two little girls the other day at the laundromat. Kids were just bein’ kids, Mom kept scolding them. At one point, I saw Mom kinda fake-swipe at younger girl, probably 6 years old, this little girl… it breaks my heart when I see this… gestured with an immediate reflexive protective move covering her ass as she darted away, out of striking range. There was something about the way Girl persisted… and eyed the Mom. Not so much fearful, more … guarded. Watchful. The slightest glimmer of self-preserving defiance.
What the fuck is wrong with people?
There are days when I do feel like we should be able require people to get a license, pass an exam, for parenting. But then, it passes.
Roofers have arrived here. Let the demo begin!
So… what’s up in your neck of the woods, folks? I could use a good Docudharma fix today!!