Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Horrible Way I Explained Tattoos To My 5 Year Old Niece

Today my 5 year old niece asked me "Auntie, what's that stamp on your back?"

Yes, my niece pointed out my tramp stamp.

Now, while I dislike my bad tattoo I don't regret it, because it reminds me of how stupid I once was; A time when I had no foresight and laughed in the face of consequence. But this is not my child, and she's 5, so I did the responsible thing and told her it was a tattoo, and she should never get one because it doesn't come off.

She was having a hard time grasping it's permanence, and why that could be a problem. So without thinking, this analogy came out of my mouth:

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Beatles for a New Generation - Beat Bugs on Netflix

beat bugs
I recently discovered a new show on Netflix for kids called Beat Bugs, and for some strange reason I haven't heard much 'buzz' (haha get it?) about this awesome show online. I thought I would add my thoughts to the dialogue because it's given me a much needed reprieve from Paw Patrol, and if I can do anything to help out other parents stuck in the 'no job is too big, no pup is too small!' loop, my life is complete.

Monday, July 25, 2016

I Have A Baby, But Don't Know How

I am getting to that time of my life where many people around me are having babies. I, obviously, also have a child. But every person's journey to how that child comes to be is different.

Before I started 'trying' to have a baby I assumed it would take a couple months to get pregnant, at least. My husband and I got engaged because we knew we wanted to start a family. So once the engagement was over, I thought we might as well throw caution to the wind and stop using any birth control.

I've had conversations with friends about what I did to get pregnant. Did I track my fertility? Did I do strange cultural practices? Did it take a long time? The truth is, I did nothing. Well that's not totally true... I did track my period on an app for my own knowledge, and the app did tell me what days I was more fertile. But other than that, I did nothing. The first time it was possible to create a human, we did.