Tuesday, July 22

The view from here

Watching Karate Kid at 32? Way different than it was back in the day. Also, watching it with an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old? Funny, but not necessarily for all the right reasons. Also, when did I start blogging only in questions? When I got lazy? Who knows. All I know is that I heard "Cruel Summer" (from my new "Seasonal" mix), and I simply had to see the Kid again.

Speaking of children, I was reading my Real Simple tonight and was wholly intrigued by a piece by Rebecca Walker about dealing with the clutter children create. I'm still not totally okay with such things, but I try. Apparently, she recently wrote Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, which definitely has an intriguing title but according to the reviews, a misleading one. I don't want to read a book about how someone who always wanted kids finally gets the guts to have one. I want to know if someone who was truly ambivalent about children has one and why. Because I've always thought that if you were, you know, ambivalent about the whole thing you shouldn't really have any. At least, that's what I'm telling my mom.

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