A moment of brain fart

12 Sep

Where the hell is everyone lately? Are you “gasp!” working?

That must be it. I on the other hand, have the attention span of a gnat. Combined with the appetite of an elephant. (Lord I can’t wait to have my meds changed)

Maybe I should move to Russia. Then I could win prizes for babies.

I can’t imagine living somewhere that rewards you for breeding. Hell, in North America, half the time it seems like you’re being punished, be it because you posted breastfeeding pictures on Facebook or because you dare go out in public and feed the baby.

Must be nice I figure, to have a government paying even lip service to keeping the population up. How hard is it to figure out? Support families, and they support you?

(and yes, before anyone points it out, I realize that I don’t REALLY want to live in Russia. Take a joke already….) 🙂

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4 Responses to “A moment of brain fart”

  1. CamiKaos September 12, 2007 at 2:45 pm #

    I’ve been in heck dealing with a crazy fricken kindergarten kid who LOVED preschool but seems to have some kind of mad aversion to Kindergarten… but she’s recovering.

  2. Caitlin September 12, 2007 at 10:41 pm #

    Well, my 2.5 year old is being a 2.5 year old and I’m trying to get caught up to the point where I can handle having no backup for a week while my husband does his epic bike trip. Screw Russia, I’d rather move to a planet that has slightly longer days right now :P. Just not enough time to get ahead on my freelance projects and get the house ready for my inlaws’ visit.

  3. bine September 13, 2007 at 3:52 am #

    yes, working … and i feel “blogged out” at the moment, i just don’t find the quiet and peace of mind to get together a halfway meaningful post. i hope i can at least get together a pulsate olympic post for you.

    that applebee story and the brainless comments i had read … sigh … i can’t even imagine what’s going on over there in the “new world”. i have seen women lactate where you could hardly see an inch of skin between shirt and baby’s mouth. and they talk about “whipping out a boob?”. hell, who would want to, with everyone staring?
    in germany people are cool about breastfeeding. it’s medically accepted that breastfeeding for at least a year gives children better resistance against illness and also results in less allergies and auto-immune disorders in their future lifes, so no one gives you a look when you’re breastfeeding a toddler. or if you breastfeed in public.
    since women started breastfeeding during german parliament meetings in the eighties it has become the most natural thing in the world. i don’t think it would turn any heads if a woman lactated a baby in church.
    that facebook thing is so outrageous. made me sad i don’t have a facebook account so i could go over and delete it. jeez! nudity! obscenity! are they all mad?
    family-friendliness is such a big issue here at the moment. less and less children are born in germany and we’re facing a future where our society will get older and older in average. the government is making a lot of changes, trying to offer more and better day care for children and better labour laws for new parents but it’s all slow to come on and will probably take a while to show effect.

  4. misspudding September 17, 2007 at 2:19 am #

    Working, as always. I do read you on the blog reader, though.

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