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We go high! (& Friday links)

Michelle

“With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.”

“When they go low, we go high.”

I was listening to that one candidate (who, like Voldemort, shall not be named lest he be legitimized) in the car a few months ago. He was getting mad (as usual) at a reporter from The Washington Post who had questioned his claims of donations to Veteran groups, and he started calling the reporter names.

Hudson and Skyler were in the car with me and Hudson immediately asked me about the word “sleazy.”

I have to turn down the radio a lot in the car these days—too many stories about violence around the world that they don’t need to hear yet—but I found myself stunned to think how I would now need to turn the radio when a would-be political candidate spoke. I can’t imagine a world in which I have to censor the president’s speeches.

What a contrast to Michelle’s moving, articulate, powerful speech a few nights ago. Here’s the whole thing. It’s worth watching if you haven’t seen it.

In the meantime, we’ll be talking to our kids about name-calling.

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Kids’ Closet Sale

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My computer’s hard drive crashed this and I’ve been without it all week. Like any sane person, I’ve gone on a massive de-cluttering strike to distract myself. I pulled out all of the baby and kid clothes I’d been holding onto and listed them for sale on Instagram. There are over 100 items at @shophitherkids, if you’re interested. In general, boys’ items are for age 4 and under; girls’ items are for age 2 and under.

P.S. On decluttering. And, check back, Friday links coming up soon!

Cabin update: Upstairs bedroom

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Since getting the keys to the cabin in Tahoe—a few months ago now—we’ve been spending a lot of weekends in the mountains! We were lucky to get to go up right away, as everything was pretty much move-in ready, but we still have a wish-list and we’re slowly ticking things off.

One of the first priorities was to make the bedroom feel comfortable: new bed, new mattress (courtesy of Leesa), and some crisp, fresh sheets.

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