Susanna’s Blog

10 June 2013, 11:19 am
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I am grateful for the excellent excuse to eat TWO doughnuts today!


So nice.
17 April 2013, 10:17 am
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We had lunch at Chipotle this week, and what a trip!  Natalia was yelling and pointing “Look at that fat guy!  That one right there.  Everyone see that fat guy eating Chipotle.”  I told her to be quiet, that it was rude and could hurt his feelings.  So Emma said loudly, “Oh Natalia, you are so goofy.  I am not a guy and I am not fat” and quietly to me, “now he will think she’s taking about me and his feelings won’t be hurt.”

Before we left, Emma decided to get up on the bench and dance like this.  So funny.

Pretty amazing!
11 April 2013, 1:48 pm
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See the Orthodox clergy in the audience!

Equal Rights
27 March 2013, 5:10 pm
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Pretty girls
7 March 2013, 4:31 pm
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Inspired by a scene from the movie Little Woman.

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Womans day??
7 March 2013, 11:28 am
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The kids are having a party for international womans day today.  I asked the other moms last week when international mans day was, and there isn’t one.

Today, I decided to read more about the history of international womans day:


The red text translates:

The 8th of March: A day of rebellion by working women against kitchen slavery.

The grey text in lower right reads:

Say NO to the oppression and vacuity of household work!”

“Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1913 and in 1914 was proclaimed as the “day of struggle” for working women. For decades after the October Revolution (1917) the observance served as a propaganda tool for the Soviet government. In the 1920s-1930s the government encouraged women to become educated and enter the working economy, because, according to Soviet propaganda, capitalist oppression had been removed and there was no longer any need to “struggle” under the new regime. During the Great Patriotic War (1941–1945) the government recruited women for support positions in the Red Army. During the 1940s the government dropped any attempts to improve the situation of women, and for the next decades it boasted about how Soviets had benefited women.”

It was declared a holiday in Russia in 1917 by Vladimir Lenin.

To belittle a stay at home mom and housewife is bothersome to me.  I love my job.

So with a guilty conscience, I will take the kids to the party tonight.

Dumb and dumber
25 January 2013, 12:27 pm
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Thank you, Mr. Obummer, for these dumbed down standardized tests.  It makes my job easier and thanks to all your assistance programs, my children won’t need to worry about finding a job to support themselves when they grow up.  I know you will take good care of them.