Saturday, October 18, 2008

Lies in the name of love told recently in our household

Me to Kidzilla- "sure, I would love nothing more than to spend time with you and take you to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua."

Me to Kidzilla- "wow, that sure was a great movie. I'd love to reenact it with your stuffed puppies."

A to me- "Honey, I don't mind that you spend $600 on shoes this week. I know how much you wanted some new shoes."

Me to A- "That 6 hour training that starts at 8am on Saturday will be totally worth the effort. And much better than taking 3 6 year olds roller skating."

Kidzilla to me- "Mom, I got you this candy. And look, one for me just jumped in my hand too."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thinking of others today

Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day-

One and a half years ago we suffered from our own loss. So to those of you out there- I hear you, I know what it's like, the pain will lessen one day, even if it never disappears.

Other parenting tidbits to share:

News on my mind

Ohhh, aviation news in MY part of the world! Not sure what to think of this yet- legit or slow news day? We have an aquaintance who does ATC at this center. Have to ask my pilot's opinion of the whole incident.

And also, we have heard that the government plans to auction off take-off and landing slots at ERW (Newark, NJ) due to overcrowding and constant delays. Which will in turn spell the end of RJ's at that airport and probably disaster for a few small airlines. Big airlines aren't going to fork out massive amounts of money just to have small airplanes fly in, they are going to want the most bang for their buck. And the reduction in flights on small planes will mean the reduction of service to smaller communities.

Oil prices have come down again to the point that if A's branch of his airline had not folded, they would have been making money (the break even point we heard was about $110/barrel). It's a shame they couldn't have held out a few more months until the price of oil fell again. I wonder if the CEO thinks the same thing...