Tuesday Toss-Up

Does Everything Belong on YouTube?

Smile! You are on Camera

I’m a big fan of YouTube. I love the way just about anyone can upload a video and share their talent (okay…in some cases, the word “talent” might be a little generous). I love how folks can capture something amazing, funny, silly, weird, or cringe-worthy and share it with the world.

On the other hand, it’s more than a little horrifying that just about anybody can video anything at any time. Continue reading “Does Everything Belong on YouTube?”

Tuesday Toss-Up

Life Lessons from Legoland

This weekend, hubby and I took our children to Legoland to celebrate ourLegoland, California son’s seventh birthday.

In addition to all the noise fun,  strangers invading my personal space meeting new people and standing in long lines excitement, I learned a thing or three about life.

1) Amusement park excitement is like crack meth the ultimate sugar high. It’s exhilarating in the moment but the crash can be a monster. Children are vastly more prone to this crash but will also miraculously forget it by the next day, leaving them wanting more. Parents, while potentially scarred for life, will eventually forget too…prompting them to give into their kids’ demand to visit such places in the future.

2) Parental pride goes before a kiddish meltdown. Continue reading “Life Lessons from Legoland”