Category Archives: Humor

Humor and entertainment

The Difference Between Me And Him

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Last weekend, after being inspired by some friends who recently came to visit, my husband and I decided to take turns looking after the children so we could each have a lie-in. I use the term ‘lie-in’ in the loosest sense since neither one of us are any good at it having endured years of…

The Worst Things About Parenting, No. 27: Weird Names Becoming the Norm

Gerald used to be a good ol’ name for a kid. But now, it seems, everyone has to outdo each other with a more odd-ball child name. In 50 years, there will be no more Geralds. It’s important to remember that this is a child’s identity, not a boat. Malcolm Gladwell has gone to great…

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly And The F-Word

Tonight my daughter disagreed with a comment on Dancing with the Stars and yelled, “What the F-word?!?!?” The Good: She did not say the actual F-word. The Bad: She knows the F-word.  She can use is properly in a sentence. The Ugly: She referenced it in regard to a reality show. It is possible that…

50 Shades of I Totally Don’t Get It

I swear I don’t think about porn as often as I write about it, but I’m starting to seriously question my mental and sexual fitness, because I was left sweaty and panting reading “The Help” during all the scenes where the woman of the house didn’t have to do anything except have her friends over…

The Worst Things About Parenting, No. 26: Thud Sounds

I live in a cantaloupe-free home. Whole cantaloupe is no longer allowed because when it rolls off the counter and hits the hardwood floor, it sounds exactly like my daughter’s head doing the same. As parents, we’ve all been told that kids are built to withstand falls, but it doesn’t change the fact that my…

The Average Couple Tackling Cosmo’s 30-Day Sex Challenge

We are giddy to be hosting Erin of I’m Gonna Kill Him today. As Erin describes on her site, she and her husband, G, are a Match.com success story. Now out of the city with three kids, “G has days he can still set my soul on fire…and then he has days I want to set…

The Worst Things About Parenting, No. 25: First Jobs

At a cousin’s recent eighth grade graduation, there was a moment of pause when dessert came out because no one was sure what to do. So everyone broke into a chorus of, “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” and ate cheesecake. There’s really nothing that seems right to celebrate this momentous occasion. Maybe the best…

Summer Weather Placebo Effect (Or Witching Hour Still Happens)

Right around that first fleeting bit of warmth in March, Facebook and Twitter blow up with messages about how “everything is better in the summer.” I love to be outside as much as anyone, but I’m not buyin’. It is now, at least in Chicago, officially summer-like. I’ve got the water table set up in the…