Friday, May 20, 2011

Weekend Reading: The If You Read One Thing... Edition

Thank you all for you nice comments and ideas on my last post. Petunia is better now and back to her playful self, but unfortunately, we doubt it will last. We have an appointment with a pediatric infectious disease expert next week and will also be getting a sweat test to rule out (or in, I suppose) the unlikely possibility that she has a mild case of cystic fibrosis. Once we've done those two things, we'll have all the opinions of a wide range of doctors:  allergist/immunologist, ENT, infectious disease, pulmonary function, plus our excellent regular pediatrician... that's a lot of doctors for a 19 month old who seems to be a basically healthy kid who gets a lot of sore throats with fevers. At that point, we'll just have to make a decision.

Anyway, it has been a hectic week. Between Petunia's illness and an intense week at work with a vendor onsite trying to get a new version of a key tool rolled out and integrated with some things we wrote (disappointingly, we didn't quite make it- but we made good progress), I am exhausted. So I don't have a lot of links for you this week.

What I lack in quantity, though, I make up in quality. I came across a wonderful post on the Daddy Dialectic, via a link from blue milk. It is a story about racism on the playground, and it broke my heart and made me angry all at once. Truly, if you only read one thing on the internet this weekend, this post should be it.

Also, if you are interested in feminism, politics, motherhood, and how they intersect and aren't already reading blue milk, you should head over there now and add it to your reader. You'll be glad you did.


  1. Anonymous5:14 AM

    Wow, that was really powerful. A reminder how difficult it is for stereotyped segments of society just to go about every day life.

  2. Thank you for such a lovely shout-out!

  3. Love Blue Milk! Thank you for bringing that blog to my attention. Just spent all of DD's two naps catching up on back posts.

  4. Thank you for that link--both to the heart-breaking first post, and to the very awesome blue milk.

    And best of luck with the pediatric ID consult next week!

  5. Thanks for the head's up on the coolness of blue milk! Loving it!

  6. I read the link after you put it on Ask Moxie. Wow. I couldn't even imagine either being on the receiving end of treatment like that or treating anyone like that! That there are people in the world like that... it makes me realize, once again, that the world is far from my ideal and probably always will be.

    I'll have to check out blue milk. Sounds like my kind of site! Thanks!


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