Jenna Cole Andersen, on Good Morning America and don’t you forget it, recently confessed that not only does she have her 3 year old son in daycare, she also has a part-time nanny:
Well evidently that’s no longer enough “me time” for Jenna – she’s now looking for even more childcare help:
For someone who thinks all women want to do is have kids, she sure seems to be seeking a lot of ways to not have to deal with her kids. Can someone tell me if this much childcare help is required for your average middle class stay at home mom? I mean, I don’t have kids so maybe it’s totally normal to have your childcare outsourced to this degree when your supposed “job” is raising your kids.
Scary Mommy, supposed to be funny, has a delightful post up titled “25 Ways You Know You Have A Boy“. Apparently this is supposed to be some kind of funny listicle about parenting a son. In reality it’s a tl;dr modern version of defining male gender with snakes, snails, and puppy dog tails.
I’m going to ignore points #2 (“A girl makes eyes at your son and you have this weird urge to pull her aside and call her a “slut” (whether she’s 6 or 16).”) and #6 (“Your child asks you to marry him and you’re totally considering it.”) because I don’t even know why these kinds of thoughts would be happening unless your son is named Oedipus. But overall, her little list could really apply to children of either sex, right? I mean I loved “Airplane” and “Fletch”, regularly took my pants off in public, and rode the golden retriever. I’m also pretty sure my parents stepped on my legos, and guess what – I have a vagina.
Am I the only one that doesn’t really understand the humor in this list? I just don’t get it, but maybe you have to have a son to understand.
Mish, loving life, does not love your fat kids. Yesterday she visited the Coca-Cola factory in Atlanta, and saw something that shocked her to her core – children on a field trip to a soda factory! She proceeded to post multiple photos of overweight children drinking soda (along with shocked and disgusted commentary about how they were daring to drink soda sample after soda sample) before asking the internet what is wrong with parents today:
Here’s the thing. I’m really not trying to offend. But don’t you think something’s wrong with this picture? We’re taking our children on school field trips to The Coca-Cola Factory and letting them run wild and bombard their bodies with cups and cups of sugary drinks all the while sending them the message that this is perfectly acceptable?
Aren’t we supposed to be educating our children on the benefits of a healthy body?
Aren’t we in some sort of “childhood obesity” crisis?
And these poor kids, they don’t know better. They never learned, obviously.
Maybe our schools should think of other educational field trips that don’t involve learning about the history of Coca-Cola and instead teach them more important things like health?
I wonder if it would be more acceptable to Mish if all the kids had been thin? Because the message here seems to be that fat kids should be in a classroom learning about salads rather than allowed to go to a soda factory with their peers.
Maybe Mish should have been taught that it’s not really acceptable to post pictures of kids on field trips for the purpose of shaming them about their soda consumption.