Can’t believe I haven’t done one of these since last year!! I probably have a list a mile long of things that have left me saying “Hmmm…” I’m going to try to keep it short and sweet though.
1-No Sleep Campaign: Forget ‘No New Friends.’ Drake should have made a song called ‘No Sleep Friends’ because that is exactly what’s been going on around these parts. Moo and JJ have officially launched a No Sleep campaign against me. Moo is beyond the napping stage and I’ve cut out JJ taking naps in the evenings. However, when it’s time to go to bed neither are tired.
And when I do finally get them to go to sleep, one of them wakes up a hour or two later. Then, of course the other one senses that we are up and decides to get up too. Now I will say that Moo is good about falling back to sleep once she sees that it’s still too early to be up. Y’all if you didn’t know, I’m about my sleep! For real, I don’t do well when I’m running on E. Pray for me that these kiddies will get it together.
2-Ghost Neighbors: So, it seems like the apartment next to us has officially been leased out. The problem is that I have yet to see my neighbors. I mean I hear them over because they are LOUD! But for some reason, they don’t use the front door. And I don’t use our back door. I’ve caught a glimpse of what I thought was his lady friend and thought she lived there with him, but I was mistaken because I haven’t seen the mystery woman since that one day.
And speaking of my ghost neighbor(s), they tried to jack us for our trash and recycling cans! No boo. You just moved in and you already done tried it. There is no free trash collection here in the Queen City. We’re paying almost $20 a month for the city to empty those cans. And they had the nerve to chuck their beer bottles and stuff in my trash can. Like first off, glass and aluminium go in the recycling can. Secondly, you can’t put anything in my trash can without asking. Let’s hope this doesn’t become a repeat habit.
3-Finding Jesus: Did y’all see the season finale of Kris Jenner’s talk show? I almost missed it too because one I didn’t even know I could catch her show. And two, I thought it hadn’t even premiered yet. I was way off. Anyways, Kanye West was her guest and of course he debuted a picture of North. She’s a cutie.
But then he said that becoming a father made him want to “do more of God’s work.” Now, I’m not sure how these celebrities define doing God’s work, but I do know that some of them should start by finding Jesus first! Kanye West has done some very questionable and not so Christ-like things over these past few years. The prime example being getting his girlfriend pregnant while she was still MARRIED!! So, I hope that he is serious about getting his life right.
If you say you’re going to do something for God or turn your life around then you need to follow through. I hope he wasn’t just saying all that stuff to just say it. I think it would be great if he could be a role model for North on how we as Christians need to carry ourselves. I know Kanye made that song ‘Jesus Walks’ but we all know that song is not a gospel track. I never took him to be a person to be serious about religion, but he talked a good while about Jesus on Kris’ show. I guess time will tell.
4-Disney: Moo is all about anything related to the Disney princesses. It’s no surprise that Princess Jasmine and Princess Tiana are her favorites. They do look the most like her after all. The problem is that Princess Jasmine and Princess Tiana don’t appear to be favorites of Disney. And Moo has been noticing that. We have a Disney princess storybook and Tiana only has one story while the other princesses have at least three.
We got her the Princess Pet app on the iPad and guess which princesses didn’t have pets? Tiana and Jasmine. Spotted a Disney princesses backpack in Walmart and guess what? Tiana and Jasmine were missing again. What good does it do to add diversity when you’re not going to include the diversity in all of your products? I just feel like Disney could do a better job and incorporating Jasmine and Tiana into more of their Disney Princesses merchandise.
Girls of color need to see characters that look like them. And it’s not just Disney who could improve on this. How many books have or backpacks have you seen with Barbie’s African American friend, Nikki? I have seen none. Zip. Zero. We’re living in a melting pot. It’s time for these companies to quit their separate but equal ways behind them.
Anything have you saying hmmm… these days?