Spreadin’ Love

Megan McArdle publishes a letter from a lawyer who reacts very strongly to Thomas Friedman's op-ed and gives the real dirt on how decisions about layoffs were made.

Bloom County!

Julie sent me the yelling article from the New York Times today. Apparently, moms feel guilty for yelling too much at their kids. Are they telling us that we should feel guilty? I guess I should stop calling them "little sh*theads". If I cared enough, I would do some key word searches of this blog and count up all bad mommy articles from the Times. Off the top of my head, I can recall articles on the moms who knock down pedestrians with big-assed strollers, moms who talk on cellphones and ignore the kids, moms who bore us all with their stories. It's a gold mine.

It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf@ckers.

And the question of the day. Would you ever try your kid's ADHD medicine?

12 thoughts on “Spreadin’ Love

  1. Nope. But then, I’m increasingly resistant to taking any form of mind-altering stuff. I never smoked pot. Turned down the Darvocet I was offered for my ankle. Turned down the Xanax my sisters seem to always have handy. I’m barely able to drink a glass of wine any more without passing out. I’m no fun, I guess.

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  2. No. Yes. Sometimes. Look what’s on the TV! Look up there in the sky! Oh, there’s an interesting blog! Whoa, I’ve got mail. Twitter! A friend just leveled up in Mafia Wars!
    Do you think I should?

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  3. Luckily for me my kids don’t have it because I am already oh so tempted to try it. I bet I would finally get that book written! But I know myself and would get totally addicted. It’s just too tempting for people in academia.

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  4. I have, when we changed prescriptions and there was left over. It was interesting – this was a time-release ritalin, and it came up and down. I’m sort of with Marya, this stuff is hereditary and I have been thinking that it’s from me. It wasn’t a hugely more productive day than usual, but there may be some improvement for me there. Then I might focus on my real tasks, instead of flitting to blogs, though.

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  5. Man. I miss those very special episodes of Diff’rent Strokes. Although, if I were going to re-enact them with decorative gourds, I think I’d pick the “White sister has bulemia” episode.

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  6. You’ve got all the funny lately. Between the housewife rap and the gourd article, I am thoroughly cheered up. Thank you!

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  7. “And the question of the day. Would you ever try your kid’s ADHD medicine? ”
    Well, the first answer to any question that says “would you ever” and then asks a question about your kids is that you simply can’t know unless you’re making that decision.
    I can’t imagine anyone suggesting that I try ADD medication on my kids, but if they did, I’d consider it. The brain is part of the body, and I would consider medicating it just as seriously and with the same consideration that I’d consider allergy meds or blood pressure drugs.

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  8. Well, the first answer to any question that says “would you ever” and then asks a question about your kids is that you simply can’t know unless you’re making that decision.
    BJ,
    I think you mis-read the question. For me, the answer is definitely NO.

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  9. Oh, you’re right. I did misread the question 🙂
    Yes, the answer is definitely NO for me as well. I wouldn’t take my kids allergy medication unless I had a prescription myself (or their blood pressure medicine) either.
    Hmh, and my misreading does suggest that perhaps I should consider talking to my doctor, doesn’t it?

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