Saturday, November 15, 2014

What My Kids Are Reading #6

Just a few of the many brilliant books by Mo Willems.

Two words.

Mo Willems.

Who is Mo Willems, you ask?

Well, let me just tell you!

He is an author.

But not just any author.

He is a fantastic, superb, comedic, inspirational author.

Okay, maybe I am overselling it.

BUT he writes really good children's books.

He writes books about a pigeon, like 'Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!' or 'The Pigeon Wants A Puppy'.

He also has tons of books about friends, Gerald the Elephant and Piggie.

He has written books about 'Knuffle Bunny', 'Leonardo The Terrible Monster' and 'Naked Mole Rats Don't Wear Clothes'.


These days, we are all Mo Willems all the time.

True story.

These books with their surprising simple drawings with the funny character facial expressions give your little ones a laugh as well a life lesson learned, such as you can have more than one friend, good things are worth waiting for and it's okay to do things differently.

If you are looking for new books to introduce to your little ones and maybe even to give as gifts for the holidays, I cannot recommend Mo Willems enough.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Is It Just Me Or Is This Wallenda Guy An Idiot?

Sometimes people do stupid things and you just have to say something. You cannot NOT say something.

But "Michelle", you say, "People do stupid things everyday. Do you have to comment on them all day, everyday?"

Good point.

However, sometimes you see something SO stupid and SO idiotic, you just have to stand up and say something because you would burst from attempting to keep it all in inside.

Nik Wallenda, I'm talking to you.

Let me understand.

You walked across a 3/4 inch tightrope 800 feet above ground in Chicago without a harness or a net to catch you if you fall, then you turn around to do it again blindfolded. All the while your wife and three children are close by watching the whole thing.


Is it just me or is this Wallenda guy an idiot?

Okay. I get that you like to be famous. You even talk about how famous your grandfather was.

But your grandfather was famous BECAUSE HE FELL TO HIS DEATH.

Being famous is probably pretty cool. But you know what else is cool?


Maybe you are an adrenaline junkie.


If it's thrills and chills you seek, I've got some for you.

How about:

Going to the grocery and not taking a grocery list?!

Leaving Chuck E Cheese and not using hand sanitizer?!

Ask a female relative who you haven't seen in a while if she's pregnant!

Give an electronic toy for a four year old, then don't give them any batteries!

I know, right?!



You can experience ALL sorts of scary stuff to give you an adrenaline rush without being 800 feet up and falling to your death in front of your family to scar them for life.

But if this doesn't scare you enough, Wallenda, maybe you can take it up a notch.

Next time, you can go blindfold AND drunk.