I WON 50 STARS FROM THE STARBUCKS FOR LIFE CHALLENGE!
Maybe this means I am out of the running (statistically) for winning it for life, but.. 50 STARS! 🙂
FREE ACTIVITIES / WHERE TO BRING TODDLERS, BABIES & CHILDREN DURING WINTER (OR ANY TIME REALLY)
I have been dying to figure out things to do with Baby Bun on a regular basis when his playgroup ends and when they take breaks, and these are my three main go-to areas:
Indigo book stores are great because they have toilets nearby and a kids section to read and play in.
Ikea is another winner with a built in restaurant with decent food, emergency diapers and lots of things to play on (couches), and a kids area. You can even drop them off in a little daycare area if you were so inclined.
Malls are the last, obvious choice! They’re warm, inside and you normally get free wifi so you can take a break while they nap sweetly in their strollers and they like to run around.
TALK IS ONE THING, ACTION IS ANOTHER
I find it very interesting that the U.S. is portrayed in the world as a very prudish, no-sex-allowed sort of country especially when it comes to very steamy advertisements that push the boundaries or show flesh (like in Europe), and yet they are the #1 users of porn in the world.
Repression would be my first guess, the same way I have noted that with the Japanese, they seem to be extremely buttoned down and strict but only in the confines of their own country or behind closed, and locked doors so when they go abroad, they are free and feel like they can be different, or so I am told.
Shame is my second guess. It is shameful to have any kind of sexual desire, so they do it secretly by watching it.
Confusion is my third guess — wanting to embrace openly these sexual desires feels right yet so wrong! Think of the children!!!!