Friday, December 9, 2016

Missed the Museum

It turns out

that when you go to a history museum

without one of your kids,
 you spent the entire day
 taking pictures of things
 you know they'd want to see
if they'd come along!

Not one single shot of a kid,

just stuff!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Road Trippin'

We're close enough

to Minneapolis

to make the trek

to IKEA

and the Mall of America now,

that it should bean easy trip,

so I can't believe it took us this long

to actually go!

The Lego store was a must see
for ALL the boys!

And I got to finally

buy the kitchen chairs

to go with the table we bought

two years ago!

I'm already planning a weekend return!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Baker

And speaking of Thanksgiving,

This little baker!
He was up bright and early

to help make the rolls.

He loves to make rolls!

If you are ever in need

of a VERY well floured roll,

he's your man!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tradition! Tradition!

I didn't want to inturrupt

my white privilege list with

other stuff, so I need to play

a bit of catch up!

Our big traditions for Thanksgiving

got all rearranged this year!

For those not in the know,

we have some quirky traditions,

including our traditional Thanksgiving corndogs.


Yes, corndogs.

Many years ago, we moved far from family and friends,

and with a husband on the bottom rung,

working retail,

Thanksgiving day was not one we spent together.

So I loaded up my toddler and we met Hubs

at the snack bar,

the only open, fast and inexpensive,

place for us to go.

We ate corndogs and tater tots,

and saved our turkey for Hubs's day off.

The next year, this time with a new baby along,

we repeated this, and joked it was

now a tradition!

And it stuck! 

We've had corndogs and tater tots

every year,

for EIGHTEEN YEARS,

and saved our turkey for Hub's day off.

This year was a little different, since

Hubs was actually home,

thanks to his new job.

My kids would never allow

this tradition to just melt away, 
so we just rearranged a bit, and saved our

corndogs for the day after,

to eat while we

binge watched the Gilmore Girls marathon.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My White Privilege Day Thirty

It's been a long month, full of new thoughts and insight for me! I've really enjoyed reading the comments of my friends as they've followed along, and had a glimpse of their own privilege too. Thanks to those of you who kept up, and to those who commented!

Today I get to post this, and then tomorrow, and every day after that, I don't have to think about my race, my whiteness, and the advantages I've gotten because of it, ever again, and that is the ultimate white privilege. #mywhiteprivilege.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My White Privilege Day Twenty-nine

If I'm in a room full of white people and something potentially racist happens, everyone doesn't look to me to determine whether it was offensive. #mywhiteprivilege is not having to display offense on behalf of my race. #mywhiteprivilege

Monday, November 28, 2016

My White Privilege Day Twenty-eight

When I was a child, I was considered innocent, fragile, and someone to be protected. My son will not experience that same privilege. Black children are seen as less innocent and more aggressive by police, schools and white adults. #mywhiteprivilege



https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/faces-of-black-children-as-young-as-five-evoke-negative-biases.html


http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2014/03/black-boys-older.aspx

 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

My White Privilege Day Twenty-seven

Nobody expects me to be an athlete, musician, good dancer, or scholar (or lazy, an alcoholic, addict, single parent or thief) based on stereotypes about my race. #mywhiteprivilege

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My White Privilege Day Twenty-six

If I were to become President of the US, and people didn't agree with my policies and decisions, no one would blame my race. No one would make rude caricatures of me based on stereotypical features of my race. People of the US would refer to me as The President. #mywhiteprivilege

Friday, November 25, 2016

My White Privilege Day Twenty-five

There is not a slang word used to describe people of my race that takes away any power from me, reminds me of my place in society or brings up a history of oppression. #mywhiteprivilege