My husband asked me last night what I wanted for Hanukkah and I jokingly responded, "Gee I don't know honey, how about we just figure out how to pay our bills?" To which he said, "Great idea!" That was easy. But not very fun. How do I let the recession not suck the joy out of this holiday season?
We just got back from vacation. We haven't done anything as a family that hasn't involved working, or a meal, in five years. But in this awful financial climate, our timing couldn't have been worse.
I recently got an invitation to my 25th High School Reunion. I opened it while I was feeding my baby. Which made me think, "who has a baby 25 years after graduating from high school?" I quickly (actually slowly because I suck at math) did the calculation and discovered I'll be 63 at my son's high school graduation.
Guest blogger Dani Klein Modisett: "You fix it! YOU FIX IT MOOOOM!" My son's best friend screamed at his mother halfway through our last playdate. His toy was oozing in a way he found displeasing. The woman blushed at being yelled at by her son like an army drill sergeant in front of me. I played with my baby and acted like I didn't notice how rude the boy was behaving.
Guest blogger Dani Klein Modisett: I listen to AM talk radio because I am in the car a lot -- and NPR gives me narcolepsy. Also, I take to heart the expression, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Guest blogger Dani Klein Modisett: In a culture currently driven to self-destruction by ambition and greed, does it make me simple-minded to think that what I have is enough?