Second Dinner

Family dinners on television always look so serene. The kids gather 'round excitedly, the plates all match, the table is set and a perfectly cooked roast graces the center of the table. Everyone is smiling and happy, gratefully partaking in a wonderful meal together.

Now to real life.

The kids have to be called to the table numerous times and after pulling themselves away from their toys/TV reluctantly come to the table. They ask "what's that?" when they see the failed Pinterest turkey, corn, rice bake disaster in the middle of the table and dad shushes them so mom doesn't start making vodka sodas to deal with her recipe disaster. The kids whine throughout the meal and have to be threatened to complete 1/2 of their plates. Mom spends the meal telling everyone they're not getting dessert (even though she didn't make dessert) while also getting covered in rice cereal from the infant in her lap who also won't eat.

Judging Your Carseat Facebook Photo

We all do it. If you say you haven't done it, you're lying right now which is worse than not properly putting in a carseat. You know you're a parent if you've ever judged someone on the following:
  • Their kid in a carset with straps loose enough for bungee jumping
  • Their kid in a carseat wearing a coat that looks fit for surviving in the Arctic Circle
  • Their newborn forward facing in the front passenger seat
  • Forgetting the carseat all together and just strapping their toddler to the top of the car
For these reasons, many of us have Facebook Carseat Photo anxiety. This is characterized by you inspecting a photo before you upload it with great detail to make sure the chest clip is just right (use a ruler just to be sure).