28 August 2015
Friyay + Links
I spent the remainder of the unexpectedly free day strolling through Target at a snail's pace, taking the time to stop and assess nursing bras, browse the baby aisles and watch lots of anxious eighteen-year-olds and their parents stock up for college dorm rooms. I was secretly eager to offer advice ("No, you don't need those twelve decorative hand towels, yes you definitely need that extra under-the-bed bin storage!"), but mostly, I smiled to myself remembering that time in my own life. After Target, I briefly ventured into Babies R' Us before retiring to Barnes & Noble for a hot chocolate and a magazine.
Below, a few links I've bookmarked recently:
Pregnant or not, this is fascinating: The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am.
Video: How to Age Gracefully. Advice to someone one year younger. (Yeah, I cried).
I also cried while reading this piece: an essay finalist writing off the prompt "Home."
Missing my own spunky preschoolers after watching this documentary: The Secret Lives of Four-Year-Olds. (Note: I understand that it's easy to make snap judgements about some of the kids and their behaviors, but as someone who knows and appreciates the nuances of 4-year-olds, I think this documentary was well done. It speaks to another interesting point on labeling young kids as "bullies:" more often than not, they're in the throes of figuring it out and will turn out just fine with the right guidance and social interactions).
Hilarious: Guy annoys girlfriend with IKEA puns.
Here's to happy, relaxing, fulfilling weekends ahead. Hugs all-around.