Just clearing up some odds and ends to close out the week:
- Remember Colin? Well, I ran into him again on Wednesday when I picked up Yoshi, except this time hey gave me a hug and said, “Hi, Manny!” I felt he was being disingenuous, so I shrugged him off, but then I realized I may have misjudged him. I made sure to give him a hearty “Bye, Colin!” on the way out the door. I always have had a soft spot for the knuckleheads.
- Who can tell me what’s wrong with this picture, taken on the downtown A train?
I’ll give you a hint: see that amorphous white linen thing around that woman’s neck in the background? That’s a child. Both benches are full. No one has moved. People, give up your seats on the subway to parents (and mannies!) carrying children. They’re heavy. Your iPod is not.
- Over the last week, I gave you lists of both great and terrible TV shows for parents and kids. My friend Amanda over at Happy Mother Runner has gone one better and recommended her top 5 food TV shows for kids to improve their relationship with and understanding of food.
- The other day, Salvador and I were riding the subway when we saw the promo poster for Hope Springs.
This film looks unspeakably terrible, but what was certainly entertaining was Salvador’s take on Tommy Lee Jones’ expression. “He has no intention of helping his marriage,” said Salvador. And how did he come to gain this insight? “I’m a really good judge of character.” That settles that.
- In case you missed them, here are links to this week’s Behavior 101 and Ask Manny posts. They’re good ‘uns.
- Next week, Salvador doesn’t have any summer camp, so I’ll be with him all day and into the afternoon. I tell you this because it means I will likely be scaling back my publication schedule next week. You’ll still get some Kid Kwotes and probably a Behavior 101, but beyond that I can’t promise anything.
Fear not, though! I am lining up some guest posts to keep you entertained. Savvy Pants, for one, will be by to drop some knowledge bombs on you, and I may take on some other guests as well.
Enjoy your weekend, parents and kids!