Monday, September 26, 2005

Judging Parents

I try hard not to judge other parents, but sometimes I just can't help it. Sometimes I suck at this non-judging thing. I have deep seated issues with older kids and pacifiers. It makes me NUTS to see a kid that has a basic grasp of the English language speaking it with a pacifier in their mouth. People let their four and five year old kids run around with those things in their mouths. I suppose everybody's got to pick their battles, and if it's not worth it to you, it's not worth it. But don't they know how creepy that looks? Not to mention it's really bad for their teeth after a while.

Yesterday at the Zoo I saw a family pulling their five-year-old daughter around in a wagon while she reclined and sucked her thumb. I watched her get out of the car, so she didn't seem to be physically disabled, and she was yelling at her parents that she has ALREADY SEEN that exhibit so they should move on. So she had plenty of mental capacity. It just seemed so strange for them to be pulling her around like she was a baby. Maybe she had been sick or something recently. It was just a little creepy.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

This Sunday...

"So why is Mike Vrabel your boyfriend?"

"Because he's just so awesome."

My husband has a man-crush and I can't even spell they guy's name. He's corrected me twice. Does this make me a bad wife?

It's been a rough week. Work has been crazy. I managed my first project that I don't feel is successful. I think the failure was on the part of the consultant we used. If I had known then, what I know now, I never would have used them. So, I've got a major piece of software in a production environment that requires constant support. Not fun.

Eric was sick again this weekend. He woke up Friday and Saturday nights with a fever. Saturday he was pretty out of it, but by this morning he was back to normal.

Our house is still progressing. This time the City of Somerville set us back a week. The contractors called for electrical inspection last Thursday and the guy didn't show up until the following Friday. It's nuts that they have no redundancy. If somebody goes on vacation, you just don't get inspected. For the amount you have to pay for building permits, you should get better service. It's nuts. But we passed the inspection. For some insane reason I can't have a gas dryer in an unfinished bathroom, so I've decided to keep the laundry in the basement until we finish the master bath. So now we have to get through the framing inspection and then we can insulate and the drywall starts going up. Once that happens, things will start to move. Hopefully we'll be in there in a couple of weeks. We're keeping our fingers crossed.