I don't know if it is because it is late, or if I just haven't ranted out loud in a while, and by all means I am not saying that I am a perfect parent, I know I am an obsessive compulsive one, but at least I am not a stupid one. Nothing irritates me more than when I see neglegent parents. I must not have noticed before I became a mother, but now it is down right annoying. Jeramy, Sage and I were down at Lakefair on a really really hot day, and this girl (who looked like she was 15) was carrying her bald baby around with no hat on and you could see that his head was TOTALLY sunburned, to the point where it was almost blistered...then I saw another group of parents leave there baby in the car seat in line while they rode a ride...I kept wondering if they knew someone nearby who was watching their baby, but nope just the carny. Then I see people who let their kids run on the sidewalks on busy highway/roads and I always think of my cousin Yumi who got so hurt and I get really anxious. Or when you are in parking lots and you are pulling out of your spot and you can't see a kid behind you and the mom or dad is totally oblivious talking on their cell phones. Or when little girls that look like they are 6 years old wear trampy clothes and are walking down the street by themselves. If you do a search with our address there are 103 registered sex offenders in a 3 mile radius. And that is small considering we live in a heavily populated area, compared to other areas near by. This all happened in one day. I am not saying I am a perfect parent, but come on people, put a hat on your kid, don't let the carney babysit them, get off your damn cell phone, and don't buy your kids trashy clothes...geesh!!!
On a happier note, these are pictures of Sage with her shades on. She digs putting them on but not actually wearing them. And this is our neighbor Gianna. She is so good and patient with Sage. Today Sage would just go up to her and give her great big bear hugs, and we were trying to teach Sage how to share her new doll stroller, which as you know is her Favorite, after a couple turns she figured out how to wait her turn. The cute thing is that both Jeramy and I and Gianna's parents call our kids peanut, so they have the same nickname too.