I feel the same about the fat trope, like, really? That's so tired. What does it really mean to call someone fat, it means you want to feel superior and want to make someone else feel shitty and can do so in an easy, and utterly meaningless way. Lazy and insipid. Im so sorry she has to be the mature one, but at least she is.
Yes! Absolutely. Nic, hugs to your daughter. I hope she finds a comfortable sense of herself and a strong group of friends to carry her forward.
jo, I love your assertiveness. You're a star!
Geo, congrats to your dd on her first tri!
Plady, we have a sleep room and a play room for the kids and I love it. It works for us to keep toys/books and their related dust out of the sleep room (mostly) for allergy reasons, but also lets my earlier riser get up and play and provides lots more space for playing together. I'm sure at one point they'll ask for a different arrangement, but it's been working well for us so far.
Gaye, how terrifying. I'm glad you and your DS are both safe. congrats on the tri, too!
bec, yikes on the cold swim. 10 degrees warmer sounds hopeful....
NRR- We're finally going to our allergist/immunologist appointment tomorrow, which is a big organizational deal to go over the city as foot passengers on the ferry, co-ordinate rides/buses/ plus plans for the oldest who is staying here (final week of school) and packing breakfast/lunch for a day on the road. I haven't though as far ahead as dinner, but I suspect we'll end up eating yam fries on the ferry home. Wholesome for sure...