Have you watched the show The Wire? One of my brother's friends says it's "the greatest work of art ever made". He adds: "I am not even kidding." But I'm one episode into it, and mostly it seems to be about swearing. If you've watched it, tell me: how long did it take for you to know if you liked it or not?
You see how on the main page of Milk & Cookies each post cuts off partway through, and you have to click to read more? My mom wants that on her Blogger blog but can't find a way to do it. I poked around, but I don't even know what to call that "click to see all of it" thing, except in the context of feed readers where it's called a partial feed, and that's not what she wants. She wants a full-feed, but her posts are really long so she wants only the first part of each one to show on her main page, rather than having her main page be a million miles long.
When I was little, my parents severely limited our TV/movie watching. This turned us into clueless little weirdos, in my opinion. Social interaction among children is like social interaction among adults: adults talk about TV shows and movies they've watched, and so do children. This doesn't mean I'm going to force-feed the kids every violent/inappropriate show their peers are allowed to watch, but it does mean I want them to have general cultural literacy in the things their peers know about. But! How do I know what their peers know about? I don't! And so I am asking you: what do boys in the age 7-10 range watch? Last I checked, it was The Smurfs. So I need an update, stat!
Life-improving products, part 4 - (Continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3.) Stearns Youth Life Vest (photo from Amazon.com). I’d been too scared to take the kids to any body of water oth...