Twitter: February 7

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2010 6:46 PM
Calvin was pretty cranky much of today. Maybe he’s in a growth spurt he also ate an amazing amount of food.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2010 8:01 PM
I’m not feeling particularly good but I can’t tell if I’m hungry, tired, or sick.


2011

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2011 8:01 AM
Calvin is in his highchair tearfully asking for “in.” It took me a while this refers to the Lasagne I was packing for his lunch.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2011 11:14 AM
I think I’m going to end the January pay period with money still in my grocery budget account!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2011 5:52 PM
Calvin is having a lot of fun playing in a large box. He has insisted I tape shut the opening.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2011 6:23 PM
Calvin is wandering around with @calvinsdad’s gloves on his hands. They look like claws.


2012

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2012 3:23 PM
From daycare, “Calvin enjoyed listening to Ms. Beth’s story.”


2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2016 7:12 PM
Calvin (in green) is climbing!
Very tall climbing wall with multi-colored holds. Two kids are on the wall. One is in a orange shirt and then one up further on the right is in a green shirt.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2016 7:12 PM
Calvin drew a Venn diagram just because. This is pirates, on the left, and navy, on the right.
Brown paper with faint pencil writing. Two circles. On one side are Pirates and the words  steells tresher, skull and crossbone flag. On the right side is one that says Navy with the words hants pirates, deffent flag. Where the circles overlap it says has ships, hav canons.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2016 7:15 PM
Pirates: steells tresher, skull and crossbone flag. Navy: hants pirates, deffent flag. Both: has ships, hav canons.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2016 9:04 PM
I just caught Calvin trying to read by his night light.


2021

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2021 9:11 AM
It seems like mom groups are awash with forwarding articles about parenting inequality, etc (see https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-02-07/covid-pandemic-unemployment-gender-gap-fairness-in-childcare-housekeeping and https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/parenting/working-moms-job-loss-coronavirus.html for examples). Are men reading these articles also? Or are their eyes just glazing over?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2021 9:11 AM
I want to be clear that I have it reasonably good at the moment. However, it’s infuriating to watch so many women drowning and fear that could be me again someday.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2021 9:11 AM
On the moms group I belong to it’s really common for moms to post about how they’re falling apart (full-time working moms, stay-at-home moms, and everyone in between). However, every woman knows she can’t force her partner to help more.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2021 9:11 AM
As a result, the common advice on the mom’s group is to hire outside “help” if you can afford it (and so many people can’t). I think this pandemic shows outsourcing so much is not a good solution. It’s too unstable and relies on too many external factors.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2021 9:11 AM
(Plus, managing people is exhausting in the best of times!)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2021 9:11 AM
What I would like to see is article from men talking about 1) recognizing there was a problem in their household and 2) how they rectified the problem without adding additional work on to their partner.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 7, 2021 9:11 AM
Then, all male partners need to read and discuss these articles among themselves and critically evaluate their own lives.

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