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?
Motherhood in the Age of Fear. It’s an opinion piece from the New York Times I saw circulating around social media. The premise is essentially that mothers are being increasingly judged and harassed for making completely normal parenting decisions. I tend to agree with the overall message but disagree with some of the specific examples the author sites. So much of what might be okay or not depends on the circumstances and individual child.
A personal example I can add to the topic is once I let my kids play in our own backyard that is completely fenced while I made dinner inside. I can see the backyard from the kitchen window. The thought crossed my mind that if one of my neighbors saw that the kids were by themselves that I may get Child Protective Services called on me. CPS wasn’t called, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had been. And the fact that the thought crossed my mind I think says a lot.
What do you think?
2) What post should you check out?
The Liebster Award. I was nominated for the award by Radhika over at the blog Deep as Thoughts. I tend not to participate in awards due to time constraints. I always appreciate being included though and always encourage you to check out the blogs in the post. So hop over and do that!
3) What’s been going on this week?
DUDE! Dude. Duuuude. This week man. It’s been a wild ride. I had my 35 week appointment. Little miss is doing great, and I’m trying to keep ALLLL the 3rd trimester self pity at bay. We also had back to school night and then the first day of school for BOTH of the kids! So many mama emotions. . .
4) What’s going on this weekend?
School clothes shopping. I didn’t shop during our state’s tax free weekend. I think I’d rather pay extra then try to shop in that circus. I also thought we were all stocked up on clothes for the kiddos. They’ve grown so much over the summer though that I’m going to need to round up a new wardrobe for them.
It’s not just about getting new clothes though. I’m going to have to go through their current clothes, figure out what needs to go, take inventory, and then shop. It’s going to be a whole thing. A whole thing I just did at the beginning of summer. I’m going to start by using a gift card I won to Rhea Lana’s Consignment Event and go from there.
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6) What did my kids create?
A back to school song. My daughter wrote a song about going back to school. It’s actually one line that goes “We’re going baaaaaack to school” in variations of different voices and volumes. It’s funny because she’s starting PreK for the first time. So she’s not going “back” to school. She’s been singing this little ditty so much that I’ve actually heard her singing it in her sleep! I’m glad she’s excited about it.
Thanks for reading. How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?