Yeah, Shelley, I woke up and the first news I read this morning was about the shooting in Colorado. It's so horrific it's almost unimaginable. And the fact that a 4 month old baby was one of injured and a 6 year old was among the deceased.
Bridget, I was fist pumping there in "Helll, yeah!" fashion when I read that your brother fired that teacher. That woman needs some common sense mainlined into her veins.
Ash, that other mom's reaction was definitely over the top. Perspective, y'know? They're just very little kids.
Erin, that whole incident was hard to read about. I hope one day we'll get to meet so you can give Bodhi your talk about how there are idiots in the world and you just have to let it go. You are the master of letting idiotic comments just roll off you, so it must be even harder to see your son struggling with the same thing. But the fact that he has you as a great example and *still* struggles with just letting stuff roll off him is testament to the fact that he's still young and has big feelings and can't be expected to be in command of them 100% of the time. It's touching that he seemed to be most upset that someone was disssing his momma. Hooray for a new preschool for Elle. I have a feeling Bodhi would get along so well with her.
When B got dropped off at school today, it was just boys for some reason, and they were all playing "Monster!". B walked in the door and one of the little boys went up to him with an invisible cup in hand and said, "C'mon Bodhi, you have to drink the potion too so you can be a monster like us." It took Bodhi only a half second of looking puzzled before he smiled and yelled an enthusiastic "OK!". He went through the motions of drinking the potion, let out a mighty "Raaaawwwwr", and we said goodbye to a scary little monster instead of our son.