Last week as I was talking to a Judge she told me that some of her friends wanted Valentine’s day to become a federal holiday. She rolled her eyes at them and we proceeded to laugh at the idea. Now, while I am not going to go as far as signing a petition to make it a federal holiday, I do have to confess that all of the DIY’s and treats for the day make me super happy. I had several DIY projects in mind this year, but due to time constraints I decided to stick with simple ones that I could get my little one involved in.
I had planned a post regarding the Presidential Inauguration as a follow-up to the post I wrote the day after the elections, which you can read here. For some reason, however, I just could not sit down and write. Maybe it was my subconscious trying to avoid the subject altogether. I’m not sure, but can you blame me?
When I think about how the new president and his actions will affect those around me, as a parent the most important person is no longer myself. My biggest concern is now the little brown eyed boy sitting in front of me who truly has no idea about what is going on around him. The days after the election were filled with numbness. I began to question whether we really did need to make America great again because the amount of people that came out and supported a platform based on racism, bigotry, hate, and division was appaling to me. The fact that our country was apparently not ready to elect a woman as president, or at least this particular woman, was not the worst. The worst of it all was that such a high number of Americans had so willingly elected someone into office who had previously and continuously disrespected women, bad mouthed and generalized immigrants, publicly made fun of someone with disabilities, and the list goes on.
Psst, can I tell you a little secret? I’ve always wanted to do fashion posts, but I’ve been a tad bit apprehensive. Thankfully, a few fellow #mommybloggers have given me that extra little push that I needed and here we are now. I have decided to add a new section to the blog dedicated to women’s fashion. I’m not sure what to call it yet, but would greatly appreciate any suggestions in the comments.
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My wonderful husband surprised me – I mean my son this past week with Disney On Ice tickets for New Year’s Eve. Truth be told, I may have mentioned to him in passing how awesome it would be to go. But he did the rest himself. It actually did not hit me until the morning of that my LO is just one and a half and well with the attention span of Dug. (Think: the talking dog from “Up.”) Spoiler Alert: Nick did great!
Adventure Destination: Disney On Ice “Worlds of Enchantment”
Cost: Varies depending on seat selection. Children under 2 – FREE
Length: About 2 1/2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.