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FD.COM: NOW BRINGING YOU 10 MAN-YEARS OF PARENTING EXPERIENCE
Tiny has a birthday today, which gives us a 6-year-old, a 4-year-old, and change (the few months of Little Guy). Tiny woke up today anxious to talk about what it meant to be 4. Her first example? "Now I can't ride on top of the cart at the market because I'm 4, unless Mommy says it's OK if we go to the market just today because today I'm JUST 4."
SPORADIC ACTS OF KINDNESS
He gets some bad press, on this site and elsewhere (OK, just here), but don't underestimate Fellow:
The other day, Loving Mother brought home Tiny's birthday present (it's a full-grown American Girl doll - yeah, it's a safe bet that'll be the subject of a future post), snuck it into FD.com HQ, and told Fellow not to tell Tiny where it was. (He of course immediately told her, "Tiny, your present is in the office!")
However, later that night, as we discussed Tiny's birthday, he asked:
"When are we going to get her our present?"
"Mommy brought it home today, you know that."
"NO! OUR PRESENT! WE have to get her a present. I want to get her a dot-to-dot book, up to 25 . . . no—up to 50. She can do up to 50. And a Dora book. I thought about a Diego book, but I think she likes Dora better, so, yeah, go get her a Dora book at Barnes and Noble."
And after that, how could we not?
WE GUESS IT DEPENDS A LOT ON WHOSE 80% THE KIDS ARE GETTING
We were finding Weekend Journal's cover story the other day—on parents who create "Blackberry orphans"
by refusing to put their PDAs down at home, on vacation, or
anywhere—amusing enough until we came across this, which instantly
became our FD.com Quote of the Week:
One of BlackBerry's biggest defenders, Jim Balsillie, the chairman of Research In Motion, says children should ask themselves, "Would you rather have your parents 20% not there or 100% not there?"
December 14, 2006 | Permalink |
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