Whoa. Exact same story. I *know* I went to the Huntington Beach one time with my best friend in elementary school. There’s a rope swing where you land into a mud pond. And rafts! For the longest time, though, I had no recollection of where that place was or if it was even real! Weird. I’m excited to take my daughter…
Very good idea!
I am learning from this post that this is very largely a woman thing. Hmm!
Yep. There’s so much conflicting advice, and you consume it all because what else are you going to do when you’re up feeding a baby at 2 am? Sometimes we’ve gotta force ourselves to stay away from social media. Watch comedy specials on Netflix, or something.
Thanks for the kid-profile workaround. I updated the post.
Are you referring to Netflix?
Yes, you should be able to adjust your Netflix autoplay settings the same way on Apple TV.
Yep! Teach them how to Google, and also how to look critically at what they find on Google.
Oh, Robin. :(
Thanks for the kind words!
Now you’ve got us thinking ...
First reaction: Ugh. Second thought: I honestly don’t remember the last time someone asked me what my hobbies were, or I asked a fellow parent about theirs. This is sad!
I grappled with this. I do think every person in the family should know they are important (and we should totally do things kids want to do, too!), but I believe there should be a general hierarchy, with the elders at the top. My grandparents were always at the top, and we all just respected that. But yeah, I also…
That is very true. Put on your own oxygen mask first. It’s tough, especially during the baby phase.
He didn’t even stick around, but went back to Canada, where he hadn’t worked in decades, and started it all up over again there.
Yes, really good suggestion to go over what should happen beforehand.
Thank you for bringing this up. We and the artists will keep this in mind going forward.
—Michelle Woo, Offspring editor
Thanks. The list is now updated to specify Toys “R” Us vs. Babies “R” Us stores.