Whoo-Boy! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a SQT!
If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I cover my head at Mass. Some days it’s a hat but more often than not, it’s a veil. What can I say, I love the classics. For a while DD1 has been asking for her own veil and finally I made her one. Here are the pics!
Veils in progress
DD1 modeling veil
DD2 modeling veil
They attach via hair comb in the center and were not too hard to make. (The lace edging on DD1′s had to be hand sewn.) Will they wear them every Sunday? Who knows. It’s entirely up to them. But they are pretty cute.
For the past week, much of the country has been in a heat wave. Not so much here in SoCal. Here’s my dash, yesterday at 11a:
Have you seen the Ransom Toy Bin Pic that’s been floating around Pinterest and FB? If not, here it is:
What’s crazy is that in my little corner of the blogosphere (crunchy, positive/ gentle parenting) it’s caused quite the kind of judgmental uproar! Opponents see it as theft, degrading to the child and not a good lesson to teach your kids. While I don’t agree with the “Do a Chore to get your stuff back” (only because that teaches that we only work to get stuff) I agree with the concept. As a reader posted on the FB page, if you leave your iPod on the bench at the gym or on your desk at work, there is a good chance someone is going to snatch that bad-boy. Or it might end up in the VCR.
We don’t have a Ransom Box, but we do have a “Sunday Box.” After dinner, we all do a clean-up. There are some nights where this can be a struggle (as anyone with preschoolers knows!) The rule is “If something is not in it’s place by girls’ bedtime, it goes into the Sunday Box.” On Sunday, after our family meeting, you get your items back. The rule applies to all persons in our house (I lost my phone one Friday night when DD1 noticed it was not on the dock. Daddy has lost his favorite weekend cap.) We started this because *I* was starting to feel slighted because my teammates were not helping the team. But here’s the thing: EVERY FAMILY IS DIFFERENT. What works for one family may not work for another and far from it to be OK to JUDGE another family’s method. Right?
Speaking of judging, last week 1Flesh.org went live and since then it’s been picked up on the radars of: r/athesim, Jezebel and Planned Parenthood. Needless to say, they are for sure going through a trial by fire for advocating for the disuse of contraception within marriage. But they’ve got this. (Not to be unfair, much of the initial backlash was because in the beginning it seemed as if the site was advocating for the disuse of contraception for ALL- married or not- which was not the case.)
Seriously. The Hipster/ Mustache thing has gotten a bit odd now:
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