It’s hard sometimes because his personality is a force to be reckoned with. I hear it all the time. He’s a boy! He’s allllll boy. What a boy! ! And I see people laughing at these statements. It happens so much. And most people are well-meaning and I get a laugh as they say it, but truth be told it really bothers me. It bothers me because these people see the impulsive and aggressive side of my son, and they laugh it off. They see him arguing with me about something insignificant (like how he wants yet ANOTHER transformer from Target) and laugh and make excuses for his behavior. “Oh, he’s just a boy!”
Did you know that 1 in 5 American children are in dire need of new shoes? It’s a staggering statistic that had us here at Wire and Honey heartbroken. A basic necessity that many of us take for granted, and 20% of kids don’t have. And it’s why Shoes That Fit is our November charity.
Do my research? But, that was what people said when they told you not to vaccinate. How could science back up both positions? I didn’t know what to think.
It doesn’t matter how much, as women, we give. We are still expected to give more and more. And when there is nothing left, we are expected to still give service, with a smile.
I was laying in bed with my oldest son tonight, like every other night, reading books. When we finished, he asked me to snuggle him. I rolled over and put my arm around him and I could feel his little five year old body melt into mine. I pulled him closer and kissed his the top of his head. It was then that he said, “I don’t want kisses. You should ask before you kiss someone to make sure it’s okay. Sometimes I like kisses, and sometimes I do not like kisses and you kissed me and I didn’t want to be kissed because that’s my body rule.”
You know, I have a real problem with President Trump. Shocking, I know. And quite frankly, I don’t know where to even start. It’s the blatant racism, the despicable hatred of women, the lying, the collusion with Russia, the inevitable blow-up with North Korea, the NFL argument, the twitter ridiculousness, and I mean, I could go on. I remember last November. It was almost a year ago, but I remember it so well. I was up until 2a.m. crying and drinking wine. I could not believe that a person who campaigned on hate won on the premise of making America great again. I still can’t wrap my brain around it.
And so each month we choose a charity that means something to us. Something that is relevant in our socio-economic times and combats issues that are important to us. And that’s why for the month of October, it was a no brainer to donate to The International Relief Teams.
That’s right, a giveaway! Excited? WE ARE TOO! Here at Wire and Honey, it’s been quite the busy year. We have expanded our store a lot and we couldn’t have done that without our amazing customers. And as a thank you to you amazing customers, we have decided to relaunch our blog, and with that, as a token of our appreciation, we will be giving a $75 shop credit to one lucky person!