My husband e-mailed me a link to an article where Pope Benedict XVI weighs in on social media. It was especially interesting that after a nice, short article explaining that the Pope would like us to adopt a "Christian style presence" online that is responsible, honest and discreet the comments page was just brimming with hate towards the article, the Pope, and it seems all religion. The article was good and I love that the Pope is getting behind social media as a means to spread the gospel, but don't read the comments if you are at all sensitive to hate speech.
As usual, I've failed to recognize lent as much as I'd hoped. I think my husband and I might have to sit down tonight and discuss how we can fix that. Surely a last-minute effort is better than no effort, right?
My thighs hate Jillian Michaels right now and her stupid 30 Day Shred! I think it's called the 30 Day Shred because at the end of the video you feel like you've just gone through a paper shredder. Here's hoping for some results though!
Last week I mentioned that T-rex was having some trouble staying in his bed, but that I'd come up with a possible solution. See, he woke up Thursday early morning (like 4am) after having a bad dream. Once we calmed him down, we decided to put him back to bed in his bed instead of the playpen, gambling on him being too groggy to think of getting out of bed. In the morning when we went to get him up we gave him his new Thomas train, and made a huge stinking deal about him staying in bed ;) I've continued giving a small reward for staying in bed all this past week (books, matchbox cars from the dollar store, etc.) and now I think I will move on to using a sticker chart. Wish me luck!
I finally watched Waiting for Superman, and it left me a sobbing mess. I blame the crying on the hormones, and the dramatic ending where we wait on the edge of our seats as children's names are chosen (or not chosen) during an arbitrary lottery process for the best schools in the area. However, as a former teacher and future homeschooler I have some questions that the film left unanswered.
I hate waiting, I am not a patient person, and my husband's job situation involves a lot of waiting and patience...not a good mix!
Does anyone know what is up with the Shrove Tuesday thing? I wasn't brought up in church so I missed out on little cultural things like this that my husband takes for granted. He says it's about using up all the butter or something before lent, but I'm still confused about where it came from. I always associated Fat Tuesday with Mardi Gras, drinking, and eating meat, so pancakes were a new addition to me.