What I Love This Week

What I Love This Week
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(James’ first ice cream truck experience!)

With everything going on in the world, it feels so silly to give these little weekly updates. But I’d like to stay connected to everyone, so I figured I’ll keep posting them for anyone who is interested. One positive aspect of all the heartbreaking and infuriating news is that it puts our smaller daily problems into perspective. Our biggest issue this week was dealing with James’s second bloody nose. He was wrestling with dad (one of his favorite things to do) and dove on top of dad but hit his nose on the floor. One side had blood coming out but luckily it stopped after a minute or so. He cried at first but once we gave him a freeze pop he stopped and seemed to forget about it. My worst fear was that it was broken but everything seems to be fine. I’m not sure how to ever get used to my little guy getting hurt without earth-shattering panic setting in. It’s going to be tough being the mom to this rambunctious little guy. Does it ever get easier to see your kids hurt or does it always feel like a catastrophic emergency?

If you are struggling with the right way to talk to your kids about the protests going on in the country and issues of police brutality, USA Today talked with some experts in psychology.

If you are a white parent struggling with exactly how to discuss race with your kids, NPR had an interview with a professor and author who wrote the book “Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America.”

This week Daniel and I watched two movies that we both enjoyed:

The Hunt is a satirical horror movie about liberal elites literally hunting conspiracy theorist conservatives. The ideas aren’t completely fleshed out but Betty Gilpin gives an astonishing lead performance that makes it extremely watchable.

In Dragged Across Concrete Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson play a couple of bad cops who get involved in a robbery. The build-up is slow but once the action gets going this is a thrilling movie.

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