I hope everyone had a great week. Thanks for checking out my weekly series, Week in Review, posted every Friday. Enjoy a recap of how the week went down and tell me about yours.
1) What’s gotten my attention this week?
Tensions in the state have been high this week . . . more on that further down. So a few times when I needed to change the vibe to calm and positive, I jumped on to the Instagram page of Little Dogs Laughed. A photographer is doing a project where she is taking a picture a day for a year of her dogs. I love the style and content. It makes my day a bit better.
2) What blog post should you check out?
You can’t make old friends . . . but you can make new ones on the blog Suzie’s Kitchen. This is a heartfelt post that examines friendships in a day and age when we can be connected to an unlimited amount of people in unlimited ways. I think it was a perfect message for me to re-read this week, and I hope it is for you too. Check it out.
**I had a Meet and Greet recently where I asked bloggers to share their favorite posts from 2017. I’m going to a highlight a post a week from the links left. If you would like to leave a link and have a piece highlighted on a Week in Review post, click here to leave it in the comments.**
3) What’s been going on this week?
The teacher walkout started Monday. I’ve talked about the struggles teachers in our state have been up against, but with World Autism Day also falling on Monday it was hard for me to separate the two.
It does seem like the majority of people support the teachers and the walkout. Although, I have been laughed at this week for making that statement. I’ve seen and heard people who oppose the walkout say things in the nastiest, least tactful ways attempting to get their point across. And many of the ideas that those people have offered as solutions leave out services for special needs kids. How easy it must be to have that opinion when you do not have a special needs child yourself.
My husband and I have lived and paid taxes in the community where my son now attends school for years, even years before we had children. We have also seen the school advocate for our son until he was in a situation where he began to flourish. It hurts my heart deeply to think of people dismissively saying schools should not be responsible for helping children like my son. Every child deserves access to a decent and funded education, and every educator deserves to make a decent wage.
4) What’s going on this weekend?
Will someone pretty please force/motivate/inspire me to deep clean and purge my house? I need to SOOOO bad but can’t seem to make myself get started.
5) Did you miss this post?
Plum Print Review: Turning my kids’ art into a coffee table book. The post even includes a link for you to have $20 off your own book!
6) What did my kids create?
An alter ego. Sometimes they’ll pick a toy to use as an alter ego. They’ll say or do things they aren’t supposed to and then blame it on the toy. This week it’s been Monster. “I didn’t do it! Monster did it!”
Monster has worn my husband and me smooth out this week. I’d like to put an end to Monster, but there seems to be a delicate balance of keeping this whole thing in check while entertaining it to a degree. Here’s Monster having his own seat at the dinner table last night. And in case you didn’t know, lemon and/or lime juice is Monster Juice. You’re welcome.
Thanks for reading. How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?