Tuesday, November 11, 2014

McDonald's Happy Meal toy recall

McDonald's announced a recall of Hello Kitty whistles that were included with Happy Meals in October and November 2014.  The pieces can detach and present a choking hazard for children.

Monday, November 10, 2014

There's smelling good and then there's overkill

My daughter discovered perfume yesterday.  This was my fault, because I had an adorable decorative bottle in her room for quite some time.  I should have known it was only a matter of time before she would figure out how to open and spray it everywhere.  I couldn't even stay in her room because the small was so strong it had to be aired out.  Of course, she didn't understand why I didn't love her wonderfully scented room.  We had to make a deal that only 1 squirt of perfume is always sufficient.  Walking into work this morning, I realized that I wish some of the adults surrounding me had made this deal with their parents when they were younger. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

We're all perfect parents before we have kids...

I haven't blogged in quite a while, given my busy schedule of work and parenting, but I had to share this article.  It seems Ms. Natalie Bree Hajek-Richardson could not tolerate another second of a tantruming young child during her Nordstrom Rack shopping experience.  So she did what any self-absorbed non-parent would do: she told the mother to quiet her child.  This was a bad decision.  An angry exchange ensued, and the mother followed Ms. Hajek-Richardson to the parking lot and punched her in the face.  Although I do not condone the actions of the mother, who should never have resorted to violence, I also think the whole situation could have been avoided if Hajek-Richardson knew enough to keep her mouth shut and not tell a parent, even a bad parent, what to do with their child.  This is a painful lesson for her to learn.