Feb 28 2013

Epic Fail

You Gotta Laugh At Life, Otherwise...

I had what they call an Epic Fail moment this week. I forgot it was Picture Day at my son's school. So now preserved for eternity will be my son in a yearbook with messy hair and a t-shirt that says, "It Wasn't Me."

After school when I picked him up and I got that proof and it hit me. My face must have turned very pale, my heart started racing, I felt like every parent and teacher in that school were now judging me because I forgot.  It wasn't even about my poor son, he didn't care.  

For some reason I took it as a personal failure and something else that the school would judge me about.  Of course the single, working, mom would make a mistake like that. His t-shirt saying of "It Wasn't Me" should have had the subtitle underneath "it was my overextended mom."

For some reason, I feel like I have to work even harder, have everything more perfect to make up for the fact that our family doesn't look perfect.  But, when I got home, relaxed, I really looked at that picture, I saw my son's sweet smile, and I realized that's all that matters.  

He's happy. I could choose to get mad and cry about it, or just laugh and proudly frame it and put it up on the wall as a reminder, not to ever forget picture day again!

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Feb 27 2013

Black Out

You might think that slavery is over, but today, there are more slaves than at any other time in history. 27 million people are forced to work against their will.  That's why today we are raising awareness of this issue by having a Social Media Blackout.  

K-LOVE is disappearing on social media in honor of the 27 million men, women and children who've disappeared. Trapped in slavery. In brothels. In factories. In quarries. Working as slaves. In 161 countries, including the U.S. 

So, how in going silent on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow going to help? It will create awareness. As they say in this video, "Indifference is not an option."  If you'd like to join the movement, here's how:  Share the video below, change your profile and cover photo to the blackout image on my page and paste this status update:  

Today, I am disappearing for the day from social media in honor of the 27 million who've disappeared in slavery. #enditmovement Together, we can make a difference.  

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