Saturday Morning Links

SlackerMommy has an awesome post and about debratting your kids and how the fine line between being your child’s parent and friend has become blurred. Hence, 13-year-olds have a busier social calendar than their parents, no kids hold steady part-time jobs any more, and parents are forking over $300 for Hannah Montana tickets and afternoon mani/pedi treatments for girls who don’t even have their driver’s licenses. The hubby and I have already talked about how we want our girls to help pay for their own vehicles some day. Let’s hope we stick to our parenting guns! We both worked when we were teenagers (I blogged about my humbling fast food experience at Wendy’s where I was a hot mess in polyster navy blue pants.) The hubby bagged groceries at Piggly Wiggly, delivered Domino’s pizza, and was the cute lifeguard at our small town country club.

A hilarious sibling rivalry video. (Hat Tip, Love Shak, Baby.)

This iced chai recipe on How about orange… sounds delicious.

I didn’t realize Talbots has an online kids’ outlet. (Hat tip: Like Merchant Ships)

I posted over at the Colorado Grand Junction this week about two studies that looked at the negative effects of TV and so-called educational DVDs for babies. I also admit that Dora is practically family as she babysits the girls almost every weekday morning. Muchas gracias Dora!

White Trash Mom has an awesome Not Ready for Mom Jeans list on This Next. I so need this Mother on the Edge t-shirt. My wardrobe has morphed into a sea of indistinguishable khaki and dear Lord I actually wore soccer earrings to Miss C’s game this morning. But we won the game, so I consider them my lucky soccer mom earrings now.


And to think, I’d forgotten all about Rick Astley.

Two out of four members of the Blonde Mom Blog household have colds, not including me, so I’m bathing in hand sanitizer and downing Gatorade.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. slackermommy says:

    Thanks for the shout out!

    My first job was at Wendy’s. Once I got to dress up like Wendy and entertain the kids in the dining room. I thought I was special!

  2. Jennifer says:

    EEEKKKK! You know you’re gonna get it. Someone WILL shove a finger in their nose, and somehow it will end up on your person.

  3. Anne says:

    I know. How to keep the kids from acquiring that pesky and useless feeling of entitlement? work their asses off. There will be no mani-pedi’s in their future…it costs close to the same as for me (not to mention times three girls!) and the Lord knows I don’t get them often enough. sheezus. Maybe we’ll do each other’s toes.


  4. Lisa says:

    My kiddos too will hate Hubby & I at some point because they will not get to have or do everything their friends are doing. They will have a job to help pay for a car/earn spending $$$ and will not dress like hootchies, go wherever they want whenever they want, or have electronic devices in their bedroom that encourage them to stay away from us! Oh how I’m dreading those years! Three and one is fabulous….but having sixteen and fourteen-year-old girls sounds down-right scary!

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