my week in objects (mostly).

August 7, 2020

1. this honeydew.

{especially that color.}

2. this crib.

{and our very nearly six-month-old for still sleeping in it.}

3. this hummus.

{because sometimes lunch means standing in the kitchen, staring into space, scooping hummus with a pita directly from tub to mouth.}

4. these jellies.

{for being the best i-got-caught-in-a-summer-downpour sandal out there.}

5. this strap.

{good for slinging boards over the backs of strollers (or shoulders) or anything else.}

other things:

people are not impacted by the pandemic, okay?…they are sickened, they are laid off, they are hurt, they are scared…

society will call it a choice, when in reality, it’s a failure of the system.

game plans feel like a band-aid applied to a wailing toddler’s thumb.

the most longing-filled fantasy of all.

people who happen to be mothers.

nice white parents.

feminist geography.

a generation.


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  • Reply Liz August 7, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    How I love Katie Porter!

    • Reply Julie August 8, 2020 at 7:06 am

      Me too! This was my first introduction. Asking for Equifax’s SS# so brilliant. I’ll be cheering her on.

      I was very much looking forward to Nice White Parents, but I don’t have the energy now. Hoping to listen soon though.

      Thanks, Erin! Good luck on the living situation.

  • Reply Mei Lai August 8, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Loved all the articles you posted, thank you Erin. And yeah, Katie Porter wow!

  • Reply Coreen August 8, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    The Nice White Parents podcast is SO good, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Lindsay August 11, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    We were tiny apartment dwellers when our son was born, so we went with a mini crib. Our son is now 13 months old and we live in a house, but he is still quite comfortable in his mini crib. We think it will last him until he is ready for a bed!

  • Reply Jenna August 13, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    I actually made my own hummus for the first time this week, and it was so tasty! I need to continue making it to reduce the waste from the plastic tubs 🙂 Great photos!
    Jenna ♥

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