There was a column on Slate.com yesterday that really ticked me off. This woman was describing how much trouble her dog was now that she had kids. Her inconvenience was an excuse to treat the dog horribly and blame all her problems on the poor dog. She even discussed wanting to drown her pet! I wanted to punch her right in the face. We had 4 cats and Sandy when Zane was born, and we managed to take care of all of them lovingly. The animals were a little freaked out by the new arrival, but then again, so were we. We all dealt with it. It's not the dog or cat's fault that a parent cannot handle the changes in routine, but if you can't deal with it, find the pet a nice home where they will be loved rather than scapegoats. Except that if you can't manage to take care of a dog or a cat, you probably shouldn't have kids, either.
Last week Zane got to meet several of the San Antonio Scorpions. They had an autograph session followed by an small camp for the kids. My son made himself right at home.
I have purchased just about all of Zane' s school supplies. There were a set of Markers that I could not find, not even on Amazon. I also did not buy the antibacterial hand sanitizer, because I do not want Zane to use that stuff. (He can use plain soap and water, which does the same thing without resulting in a resistance to antibiotics.) I am still irritated about the uniforms that Zane will have to wear. Who in their right mind puts a freakin' white shirt on a five year old? I don't even own a white shirt, because my chest is a stain magnet! I guess that I will have to stock up and buy 14 white shirts to start off the year, in preparation for the stains to come.
Amazon is putting in a warehouse here, in Schertz, Texas. Tons of new jobs is a great introduction to the area, and I think that everyone in the area is looking forward to the grand opening. Since I order a ton of stuff from Amazon, I wonder if they would just let me drive up? Maybe they could put in a drive-thru at the warehouse, where you can order your stuff online and they bring it out to your car. With a side of fries.
Stacy is in the process of moving to the West Coast but I'm keeping the random in her honor:
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Have a great day, and if you're in the heat zone this week, stay hydrated!