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The Weekly Re-cap: You met my friend Katie and mourned my good friend common sense.  You heard about the parents sitting near me on the flight to Florida and we talked about being proud of our true age….

The Weekly Music: Kelly has some Sara Evans on  her iPod and I liked her….

The Weekly Downer: Leaving Michael and Isabella.  Being in beautiful warm weather without a motorcycle….

The Weekly New Show on TV That I Like: Romantically Challenged with Alyssa Milano (my birthday buddy!)

The Weekly Schadenfreude: The guy who set the bomb in Times Square.  Good thing he’s bad at building bombs (sigh of relief)

The Weekly Beverage: orange juice at the airport, yummy iced drinks in the sun….


Weekly Food: Burgers with sautéed mushrooms & Claussen hearty garlic stackers, McGriddle

The Weekly Amazing Fact: Each year DOGS kill more people in the US than Great White sharks have in the past 100 YEARS!


The Weekly Birthdays: Lyn Reilly Clements, Shane Allen, Kim Boresch, Dave Trombetti, Christine Reilly Shelton, Heather Rook, Mary Onufer, Megan Boyd, Steven Plac, and Peter Klein.  I hope you all had wonderful birthdays filled with fond memories with family and friends.  Leave me a comment and tell me if you did anything special for your birthday.

The Weekly Craft:I’m still crocheting….

The Weekly Activity: Traveling

The Weekly Shoes: Flip Flops Galore!

Weekly Grand Totals: Time from Albany to Tampa – 3 hours 10 minutes

The Weekly Hypothetical: If you were married with kids and went on vacation (without your kids) would you be in bed early because that’s your routine, or would you be excited to stay up late because you don’t have a schedule?

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The kids are in control!!

So yesterday I was on a Southwest flight.  We boarded the plane.  I sat down, and buckled up.  The plane was only about 1/3 full so I didn’t have anyone sitting next to me.  Their was a woman sitting across the aisle with her 2 daughters.  Her husband was sitting in the row across the aisle in front of me.  She says to her daughter “Tell your Daddy he needs a nice big stiff one.”  After the daughter (who was probably about 3 years old) told her Daddy he needed “a nice big stiff one” I sat there in wonderment.  First off, it’s 7AM, nobody NEEDS a drink at 7AM.  2nd off you’re teaching a very young child that drinking at 7AM is okay.  Then you’re teaching them to say a phrase that can be misconstrued and repeated to teacher, babysitter, grandparent….  Not good parenting if you ask me.

The kids were screamers too!  Not my idea of a good well-rounded child.  You’re movie is over.  Don’t scream at the top of your lungs.  Say “Mommy, my movie is over.”  I know people can’t control everything their children do.  But it was obvious these parents just let their kids do whatever they want and they respond to it by giving the kids whatever they want.  I didn’t see any parenting.  I see a kid in control!!

Oh well.  Glad they’re not my kids.  I’ll remember things like this in the future if I have some as a how-not-to situation.

What’s the worst child/parent situation you’ve ever had to deal with on a plane?

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(And for those of you that got the Kelly Cornick-Crouth interview list email last night.  Please disregard.  It will get posted, just not today.  Stay tuned!!)

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