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Monday, August 01, 2005
 
Yeah. So what do I say?

I finished the book and I'm in revisions. Revisions suck.

No, we're not ready to move, no I don't have a job yet. No, the book won't be done in time for the move.

I've been staying home with the kids, which is fun. Most of the time.

I'm only just now back up to speed on the ice from the break, and don't have the money to actually play.

Dude.

You asked.

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Oh yeah. And I don't know why my blog is doing this goddamn formatting weird thing, and no, I have no idea how to fix it.

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Comments:
Yeah, we asked. Gotta problem wit dat?

R was having the same thing happening with her blog. I'll ask her what she did when she gets back from the Big Apple.

Happy to hear from you.
 
Okay so I am probably lamer than you - because not only have I taken forever to check in with people - I haven't seen you in forever and then some.

I wanted to comment on your blog regarding boys and reading. I read the bookslut article because I know your son, and wanted to know what got you in a tizzy. Also, in general, I think as a parent (breeder or non) you have to be careful about how you "pattern" your children.

My husband (yeah we're married and I changed my last name and everything now) reads more than I do. We have 6 bookshelves which are 85% his books, and the other 12% are my textbooks for school (because he dropped out, and I am still trying to finish off my Masters).

I disagreed with the article to the extent that reading was a "female" activity, considering the fact that there has to be a whole breakout chick lit genre - which then implies the rest of the literary world is non-chick lit, i.e. boy (and girl) appropriate.

I don't like the idea that you can genderize reading materials. All my boyfriends have been heavy readers, and I've always been a magazine whore. I can't read more than 5 pages. (I can babble and write for ages though, unfortunately.)

Gavin is a darling child. Having two mom's is not going to affect him negatively. The same way any household where the male role model is "absent." I mean, honestly - my dad was verbally abusive (as was Hugh's dad.) let's face it - that's NOT a male role model. In which case, the son will make up his own mind about the kind of man he will want to be when he grows up.

The same way girls that are raised by single dads, see fit. I'm now coaching the lady jr. sharks team (for the 10 and unders.) It's interesting to see how girls (w/ single dads, or two moms) treat competitive sport at the elite level. And how other people treat them accordingly..

Sorry for my long ass comment!
 
You rock, Annie. Come for coffee.

Max... well... uh... no.
 
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