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And the thing is, each time I see an “enter to win” tag, I get excited. I’ve never won, but you know, you have to play to win! And the gift baskets always look so appealing. It takes a couple of minutes before reality checks in, and it always does. Because why would I need a lifetime supply of Mrs. Dash? I never use the product! And I’m pretty sure I can survive without the e-blasts I’ll be inundated with as soon as I click “enter”…
So why do I keep getting sucked in?
Because the promise of free product is so alluring. We all work so hard and moms are rarely rewarded, so to get a little treat means that much more.
But still, it’s like all the e-promos that arrive in my in-box. “Save Now!!” “Big Sale!” “Best Deals!” “Last Chance!” I blindly rush to click on the link to look at the supposed deals, before again realising I don’t need a pair of skinny boyfriend boxer harem pants, and while I’m glad dewy skin is in, I also don’t need another skin tightening, skin brightening, pore reducing, anti-aging, super moisturizing serum.
But when I do, it’s safe to say there’ll be another promo, and yes, it’ll be the “Biggest Savings Ever!”| |
I know I’m supposed to be the funny one, looking at the light side of parenting, but some days things are just not funny.
I’ve had a hard time writing this week specifically because of that.
Because the headlines are heartbreaking.
My daughter turned 10 over the weekend and we had a wonderful celebration for her. I hope I’m raising a smart, confident, morally strong human, because by media accounts, the countdown is on before she or one of her friends is sexually assaulted and instead of stepping in or calling 911, bystanders will snap pictures and send them out in the hopes of going viral.
Clearly, a lot of us are failing our jobs as parents. Because someone is raising kids who think this is ok. Someone is raising kids who think bullying is funny. Someone is raising kids who can’t distil right from wrong and think watching another person be humiliated or violated is ok.
It has to stop, and we as parents have to step up.
I just read that a 4 year-old “accidentally” shot his 6 year-old playmate in the head with a .22-caliber rifle. Have we gone mad?
Today is the International Day of Pink. It started when two Grade 12 students from Nova Scotia stepped in after a grade 9 student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. They bought 50 pink T’s, emailed their friends and got everyone to wear pink the next day to show support.
What colour will we parents be wearing to show that enough is enough and we’re ready to stand up and do our job?| |