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• This is worth reading and thinking about. The slippery slope of moral and cultural relativism. A Teacher’s Surprising Discovery.

My question is this: How can we combat this increasingly pervasive attitude when we have no common ground of ethics and morals from which to begin? It would be more pleasant to stab oneself repeatedly in the ear with a shrimp fork than to reason with someone who doesn’t think hacking a woman’s nose and ears of is WRONG.

• We recently discovered Phineas & Ferb, which is actually a very cool show. I usually am pretty strict with the kids and teevee (in a completely hypocritical way, because I LOVE television), and have limited them to PBS Kids thus far. Watching Phineas & Ferb has the amusing side effect  of Big making all sort of Lego -inators like Dr. Dooffenshmirtz (which has to be the best name of a villain EVER). Today he announced he had made a disobeyinator which would make everyone naughty. I told him in that case, I might need to make a spankinator.

• Little has started back up with referring to herself in the third person, which I find absolutely hysterical. I asked her what she wanted for lunch last week, and she remarked rather coolly that “Little prefers cake for lunch.”

• Yesterday, Little and I were in the car waiting for her dad and brother to buy some Raid –

apparently ants are quite prevalent here and the owners sent over some all-natural, tree hugging ant whisperer to persuade the ants to exit the house. The ants laughed, then ran inside and set up a tiny carnival in the bathroom sink.

– and she announced that she had 100 babies in her tummy, and she was going to name them all after herself. Tomorrow, when she is finally a grown-up, she will be hatching them.

• Just so you know, I realize that this is not the most riveting blog content. I write a lot of this stuff down as a note to myself, because I want to remember it forever. I mean, I could have 100 grandbabies hatching tomorrow! Who wouldn’t want to remember that?

• Have a good week, peeps!

Updated to Add: This morning I received an email from a reader who told me about her brother, who is trapped in a Filipino hospital until he can pay his bill. He is a former Marine who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and his family desperately wants to get him home to a hospital better equipped to treat him. After talking it over with my husband, I am going to donate. I don’t think it’s a scam, although I suppose the possibility exists. I’d rather lose a few bucks than risk ignoring a real need. I have a soft spot for Marines, so…  Here is a link to the donation page if you want to check it out – http://www.gofundme.com/b6w3k .