I was 10 weeks pregnant when our doctor asked whether we wanted to know the gender. We had said no in the ultrasound room, but faced with the question again, I looked at Gavin, and he just said it was up to me. Remembering a Buddhist saying that “when you don’t know what to do, do nothing,” I decided to say, “I don’t know if I want to know.” It wasn’t like I couldn’t find out at any other time in the next six and a half months, so what was the rush?
When I grew up, my Mom stayed at home until I was five when we moved to a new house across town. I have two sisters, my older sister who is 2 years older than me and I also have a twin sister. Needless to say we were a busy house. We started going to a local day care center for about a year after we moved in and then our neighbor started watching us after school until my Mom got home from work. She had four kids of her own which made for a lot of fun afternoons. I never questioned how things got done around our house, they just did. Now that I am a Mom, and I work full time, I now know how things get done. Through our community, a village.
Batman v/s Superman. Captain America: A Civil War? REALLY? These are all supposed to be the good guys people! IF comic book characters were not so heavily marketed towards young children, I’d say, “Go for it”, “What evs…it’s just a movie.” In real life, the lines between the good and the bad are often blurry. Just look at our nation’s 2016 political primaries. It is dark gray; the world media and the campaigns themselves have been dead set on polarizing these candidates hoping to lead our great country. We want a Superhero to guide our people and defeat the enemies of the world. As adults, we know that Superhero is just a relative term, BUT kids…Kids believe in Superheroes!