my week in objects (mostly).

October 9, 2020

1. these gourds.

{for lending a little fall magic.}

2. this cream.

{because of a change in the weather.}

3. this bib.

{for being so easy to wash.}

4. these breakfast remains.

{but mostly for warm butter on hot bagels.}

5. this mustachioed ghost.

{courtesy of two kids who believe they’ve never made anything sillier.}

other things:

real men don’t get covid.

medusa with head of perseus.

no one is coming to the rescue.

parents have never, ever raised children in isolated nuclear units.

wage gap.

for at least that brief window, “we get to be peaceful.”

not for six-year-olds only.

black futures.

all we can save.

bound to lose.


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  • Reply Carrie October 9, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Here’s my question: where is Medusa’s vulva?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE October 9, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      a great mystery!

  • Reply Rita October 10, 2020 at 5:34 am

    That mustachioed ghost is the most wonderful thing I’ve seen lately, it made me so so happy! I vote him as the blogs mascot!

    • Reply Meredith October 10, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      I was coming here to say the same thing! That mustachioed ghost is so silly and so great. Kids are the best.

  • Reply Alice October 12, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Yes, yes, a million times yes to that NYT article about parenting! As an anthropologist, there is so much about modern parenting that is just plain bizarre, even without a pandemic. Screw the capitalist system that makes being a parent a “problem” to be “accommodated.” I’m not sure what a perfect alternative would look like but we can surely do better than we are now.

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