I conquered Mount Laundry, made cookies, and Shepard’s Pie. I have no idea where the rest of my week went.
Some things on my mind:
The Teen passed her permit test (Lawd have mercy!)
To discipline other’s children or not?
What if Tim Tebow were… (this is a nod to Deadspin)
Is racism a problem, an issue, or a distraction?
Who determines what is important or not. This week, it seemed more important to wash clothes and cook rather than blog. Although I did sign up for some affiliate gigs and became a part of EmpowerHer. I Stumbled, Pinned, and cleaned up my blog, I never found enough time time actually put words ON my blog. Part of it has to do with plain busyness, the other with out laptop getting sick:
|Never EVER a good thing to log on and see ANYWHERE|
I’m still committed to the BloggyMoms 2012 Blog Dare, so DARE I say I need to manage my time to get my ish together.
I didn’t learn to drive until I was 28. Once I tasted the freedom of being able to roll on my own, there was no stopping me. I wanted the Teen to know that freedom now and tried to convince her last year at this time to go for her test. Being The Teen, she dragged her a$$. Last week, she dragged no more. She is now six months away to being the designated driver [er did I type that out loud? :O)]. Seriously, she can share in Queenie Miss Daisy duties, cart The Boy to GameStop, and other stuff I don’t feel like doing.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
One of the mom bloggers posted an article about a bad behind kid who was causing all kids of ruckus. Should she have said something to this kid or left it alone?
Unless she has control issues and turns into Dr. Bruce Banner:
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And then I thought of Michael Vick. When The Eagles picked up Vick after his time in jail there was backlash galore. Folk love them some animals, sometimes more than people. Vick expressed his remorse and tried to show that he had new and different ways. He had Tony Dungy as a guide, talked often of his relationship with God, and did community service to teach others about the evils of dog fighting. How many years later and he still has haters? Tebow is having an amazing year, so he does grudgingly deserves props. But his coordinated kneeling and precisely timed underwear ad just as he blows up is a little suspicious. Would Vicking be the latest rage had Vick looked more like Tebow? Although as bad as the Eagles play, they need all the help they can get.
But it still begs the question:
Is racism a problem, issue, or distraction?
How about all three?
Before you clutch your pearls and click away, consider a conversation I had just this evening:
Me: So what’s that site you were talking about that won the best comment award?
Woman: Well…I don’t want to say, because um…
Me: What’s the site?
Woman: Well I hate to say it because…well…you’re a black woman.
Me: What’s the damn site?
Woman: Michelle Obama’s mirror. I hated telling you this because you’re (theater whisper) a Black woman. It’s about her style and just so you know, I hated Hilary Clinton too.
(This is not verbatim, but close enough FYI)
I guess because I’m trying to work on my blog hustle and raise a family, what the FLOTUS does is not a top concern. What she wears is even less of a concern. My concern is that I’ve gone on dozens of interviews and I still don’t have a job. My concern is that I attended two functions. One was the haves one with the have nots. We’re so busy crying foul over things that are out of control, we tend to get distracted.
Let me break it down:
Yes, (stage whisper) racism as a WHOLE is a problem. A problem is something that will always be there, like litter or crime. A problem is bigger than you and me.
If we chunk it down to the ISSUES, we can see things that are a little controllable. With the proper education, we can combat racism.
A video has surfaced with Romney’s dad George, talking about poverty and his wealth. Mitt echos some of what his dad says, and the press pounces on it. If I had the type of wealth Romney had you’re damn straight I’d do my best to protect my legacy. Have you ever seen the amount of sodium in Ramen noodles? That meal gets old quick.
Sure Slick Rick Santorum and Mitt the Git Romney make fumbles and say some out of pocket stuff. Obeezy does it sometimes and we know Joe “Pull my Finger” Biden effs up. However, if we look at them deeper than a few sound bites, we’ll see that the sound bites and the clips are a distraction. A distraction from the nation looking at the deeper chasm of class warfare. We have gone beyond a nation of black versus white. We are a nation of the Haves versus The Have Nots.
True, there has been an increase in disrespect to our POTUS, but like the saying goes:
It’s not what you call me, but what I answer to.