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What have I been saying? Kids would rather starve. I heart validation. Plus, I don't believe school lunches are making kids fat. I blame violent video games, hip hop music lyrics, and white kids misinterpreting ebonics. Oh, and the news media. I've heard it's the root of all evil.

My daughter's favorite English teacher said in class the other day, "This is awful of me to say, but fat people are always at buffets" then let kids go on tirades against overweight peoples. Substitute the words black or Jew or gay and you have prejudice. Make fun of fatties and you're A-OK. Well done, Mr. F. Daughter was deeply disappointed in him and let him know. She's alright, that kid.

Younger son had his performance on Saturday. He is very possibly the cutest thing that ever lived, ever.

Older son is so much happier since he advocated for himself to get his classes changed, and since he got a kitten. Yay for a school district that is finally doing what they oughta. And yay for furry little purr monsters that bring joy, even if she does need to go to the vet every few days, cause she's not well. Turns out animals from shelters are often filled with ick. Who knew?

Our tree is up and lit, though undecorated, our Christmas village is unboxed, though uninstalled, our Christmas cards are bought, though unsent. I still have time, right? *gulp*

Date: 2011-12-19 03:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] littleotter73
LOL "white kids misinterpreting ebonics."

I love your daughter. She's just so... she gives me warm fuzzies for her generation! :)

Yay for performances. There's something about putting them on stage. No matter what, they are just too damned cute for words.

I am relieved to hear about your older son and am proud of him for advocating for himself. That's a huge step! And animals, well, they are balm for the soul. I think I'd be insane right now if it weren't for my pups.

We have space. The hubby cleaned out most of his crap from the den/family room (whatever we want to call this week). There is only one tripod in here (it's going to be put away tonight), No more extra tables, and most of the cases are put away too. We're almost there. Hopefully we will get our tree in this evening. Still way too much to do, though.

Date: 2011-12-19 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
We're making progress on the holiday front. It's very very slow going this year. How come I was better at this when the kids were little? Eh, for one, I didn't have ten million activities to run around doing with them. Why is everything in December? I don't have time for it all.

I want to be enjoying Christmas. The way we do it these days is just no fun.

Date: 2011-12-19 10:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] littleotter73
I was better at this when I only had one kid, and I was a Christmas decorating fool when it was just the hubby and me. I think it's that we are just incredibly busy. My kids don't even have that many activities, but getting them to do a modicum of work around here so that I don't have to worry about everything is impossible.

Luckily I won't have to worry about decorating next year. Next year is a Christmas Cruise. It'll all be taken care of by Royal Caribbean.

I agree.

Date: 2011-12-20 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
Ooh, a Christmas cruise sounds nice. What an excellent idea.

Date: 2011-12-20 12:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] littleotter73
It's a family thing. The whole Virginia clan is going, I believe. It's insane. I wish I enjoyed cruising. But hey, no Christmas decorating. So... win!

Personally, I wish we were renting a huge place in the mountains near a ski resort. That would be awesome. My fondest Christmas trip was when we were living in Brussels. We went to Austria where we learned to ski. Besides the skiing, the best memory I have is the sleigh ride on Christmas Eve night.

Anyway, I kinda like my Christmas cold and preferably with snow. It's just sorta traditional, ya know?

Date: 2011-12-20 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
The only problem I'd have with going away would be gifts. How would I drag them all around with us? Or does Santa leave the stuff at home for the kids to return home to?

Date: 2011-12-20 03:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] littleotter73
We have Christmas at home afterwards but bring a few small items along to open on Christmas day. :)

Date: 2011-12-20 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
When we flew home from London on Easter, EB had left everything at home for them. I think they were too exhausted to notice they had nothing that am before we'd left.

Date: 2011-12-20 03:10 am (UTC)
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Well, at least it was there for them when they woke up and they knew he was there! :)

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