Not all indulgences are expensive, the Times points out. “But they could be on a party-supply list: premixed cocktails and coolers, cheesecake, cosmetics and wine.” Cheesecake saw a 22-percent sales increase in the last year. People: There’s been a run on cheese cake! Who would have thunk it?
Kia is wise beyond her years—as they say, an old soul. She is beautiful, warm, funny, kind, creative, insightful and smart. She
also happens to be fighting for her life, which took an unexpected
detour last spring when she learned she had Diffuse Large B-Cell
In case you haven’t heard,
an organization called One Million Moms (OMM) has got its flesh-toned,
98-percent-nylon-2-percent-lycra granny panties with the lace waistband
all bunched up inside its uber-tight butt crack.
The thing is, I don’t want my daughter’s choices, opportunities, identity, sense of belonging and self-worth -- and those of her black brothers and sisters in this country -- to be dictated by the pseudo-educated, pale-faced Baby Drummonds of the world.
I needed to know how much it would take before I would
budown the house and walk away forever. I needed to see if Mr. McGee
(not his real name) could actually be a responsible adult and drop his
kid at the house at 11:30 a.m. on party day. And so: The call.
It turns out that, when your child goes to a school being
slowly devastated, like so many others, by the decisions of people who
prioritize war and the interests of a few rich folks, you’ll do some
crazy stuff to preserve what little quality there is left in her public
I won’t laugh at you or make snarky remarks about the
slow process of decline that is about to engulf you like a novice
snowboarder caught unawares and goofy-foot in an avalanche. Because,
truth be told, there is little to laugh about at this juncture.