The new verizon pretty commercial.

So I saw this commercial and I don’t think I really agree with the angle they took.  There is nothing wrong with telling your daughter she is pretty.  To me this commercial depicts actual passive discouragement instead of just a girl picking up on the worlds thoughts about her.  I do believe little girls should be encouraged to be anything they want to be and if your daughter prefers to make worm compost instead of going to ballet she should be encouraged.  However, that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t wear dresses or told she is pretty as often as possible.  I do agree with this commercial that the words you speak to your children are very powerful. I guess I just don’t really agree with how it was depicted.  I don’t think that is a “normal” environment.

 

See for yourselves

The other side of the world cup. Viva la fifa!

all for soccer?

all for soccer?

 

I’m not a huge sports fan at all so I haven’t been keeping up with the world cup goings on at all except when Ghana played the USA.  I looked at the beautiful stadium the shots of breathtaking Brazil and then I went back to my daily life.  Today I ran across a youtube video of the evictions behind the world cup.  People are being forceably removed from their homes to make room for the buildings needed for the World cup and the Olympics.  Since I have only seen 3 videos and read very little I reserve my opinion even tho I have a BIG one.  I encourage you to look and think.

money or people?

money or people?

 

FIFA world cup poster

FIFA world cup poster

The hiatus stops here…hopefully

I had made a deal with myself that I would be a lot better with blogging.  I was doing really well for 3 years, then I got locked out of my blog and stared over.  That would be this one:)  I thought I was doing well, then I got preggo!!  Yippeeee for us!!!!!!

I was sick for 10 out of the last 15 weeks so all I have done is sleep and puke.  I have had zero energy to do much else besides the 9-5 I get paid to do.  Anything after that was not going to get done.  That includes being a functional parent to my 6-year-old.  Most nights he ate cereal, pb&j, chipotle, or pizza because I was too sick to cook.   The smell of food would drive me to vomit so I just didn’t cook, at all, period.

At least I don't still live in Japan:_

At least I don’t still live in Japan:-)

My doc put my on anti nausea meds that make me sleepy so I was generally in bed by 6-6:30 every night.  This part my kid didn’t mind because he is generally not allowed to watch tv on school nights.  However, because I couldn’t keep my eyes open, or bother to pay attention to anything that wasn’t a toilet.  I let him stay in my bed and watch tv until his bedtime.  Most nights he fell asleep in the bed with me and we slept happily every after.  He and nick jr. have a great relationship!

thank GOD for peanut butter & jelly!

thank GOD for peanut butter & jelly!

Now that i’m entering my 16th week and the nausea has for the most part dissipated and I have the energy of a 25-year-old, I’m back in business!  I’m going to get back on my blogging schedule (I hope) and we’ll see what new things I come up with on round two of incubation!