I don’t have a loud voice shouting to get out today, so instead here are some little voices.
- My middle child loves to go out in the rain. As soon as a downpour starts, he’s at the front door asking to go out in it. I love being able to say yes. Yes! Go dance in the rain! Revel in Mother Nature! Get wet and muddy and laugh about it! What is life if you can’t go play in the rain?
- Michigan State Police Say Most Speed Limits Are Too Low. Most people realize that you’re not safe out there on most highways if you’re driving the speed limit. I realize it. Yet I’m one of those assholes driving the speed limit, partly because I have panic attacks whenever I have to deal with the police, partly because I can’t bloody well spare the cash to pay the government squeeze for the privilege of driving safely with the flow of traffic. I get tailgated. I get cut off. I get honked at. Thanks to the speed limit laws, I’m stuck. Government needs to back out of micromanaging driving and concentrate on the truly dangerous, as in so many other areas of life.
- The Ingham County Fair was last week. The older kids all went on their own one day, most with free tickets from the library and allowance money for rides, one because a friend took him. I wasn’t planning to take Kender until my mother offered to do it, but I’m sure glad that she did, and we did. With A’Kos, Kender waited in lines, allowed operators to help him on and off the rides, asked for more rides, and generally behaved like many other kids there. It was so wonderful to see him riding the rides, holding on and smiling. While handling A’Kos in crowds comes with a bit of stress of its own, overall the experience was so much better than taking Kender alone would have been. Instead of melting down, Kender would just occasionally bend over and give A’Kos a hug.