I was enthralled by this story in CNN by a father with a child with Down’s Syndrome. He made a poignant argument against labeling children with Down’s Syndrome anything from “retard” to “angel.” What’s wrong with simply being “human”? Good question.
Also LOVED this article in Mamiverse about Latinas and Catholicism and the disconnect between the church leadership and its parishioners. I especially loved the quotes by the Cuban American / Puerto Rican “Elisa”. What a cool chick!
No, seriously, news that a woman in Ireland died in pain and in vain because doctors refused to terminate her pregnancy — which would not survive at 17 weeks! — made me feel indignant. I was glad to see 5,000 Irish take to the streets in protest this past weekend.
And DH sent me this story as we’ve had some disagreement over the appropriate age to allow Ari to stay home alone for short bouts of time. Markos says “no” and I am completely at ease about leaving Ari with his sister while I go to the supermarket, which is three blocks away from us. The other day, as a compromise, I dropped the kids off at Markos’s office and went ahead to the supermarket. But seriously, I think they would be fine if they stayed home.
At what age did you begin to let your kids stay home alone? I am talking short errands here — no more than a half hour — not date night.
Finally, this story in Yahoo Shine made me shudder. It recants an interview with Susan and Tom Klebold, the parents of one of the Columbine shooters. Even worse than losing your child is knowing that he committed such a horrific crime. Shudder.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?