Saturday, January 12, 2013
Here's What Went Down This Week
I made this cake. It is delicious. Make it.
We chose a family theme. I wasn't planning on having a "theme," but I was reading the New Era and I was struck by a quote from President Monson, "We are the Lord's hands." Clear. Actionable—Just like a good blog title should be. I think it's a nice thing to focus on in 2013.
And I wrote these posts for Babble:
Presidential Photostream: When it comes to kids, He's Just Like Us: I'm obsessed with the White House Flickr page. It's so interesting. I put some images together of the Obamas interacting with kids. I think the photos are adorable myself, but around 80 commentors on the Babble.com Facebook page think otherwise. It's OK. I've heard it all before. Literally. More than one of the comments said, "I wish that baby would throw up in his face." If wishes were fishes!
What to Give the Teenage Boy Who Has Everything: A little lookie-loo into what Sam got for Christmas. PS: There was a new iPhone in that stocking–So it's not all about quirky randomness, but I didn't tell Babble that! (I know you like getting the inside scoop.)
Free Range Kids: Justin Bieber and Preparing Kids for Life: A very detailed post about the angst of parenting and how I set it aside to send my kids alone on public transportation to attend a Justin Bieber concert. It invoked this charming response on Facebook, "How the hell did justin beiber [sic] have anything to do with her parenting choices? He has no children that he knows of anyway. And what dumbass would take parenting advice from a pot smoker who only does pot to try and be cool."
Oh, Every Day I Write the Book, you are and will forever be a safe place for me to passive aggressively complain about Facebook comments. Anyway, now that I know they don't actually read my posts I will feel free to sneak even more General Conference talks into my posts. Tee hee!
Thanks for reading, guys.