We attempt to translate all those words kids say that mean everything and also nothing: "Sure." "Okay." "Later." "Whatever." If you want to listen, that's "fine."
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, the So You Think You Can Dance lovefest continued in week three of the judges' auditions. But on The West Wing, "Things Fall Apart" as the Democratic primary remains deadlocked and three astronauts' lives are in jeopardy.
Next week, we'll watch even more judges' auditions on SYTYCD and the West Wing season 6 finale, "2162 Votes."
On today's Round 1, we're talking about all those end-of-year awards that kids might get—if we gave them out at home instead of at school. Good job hanging up your bath towel! (Just kidding, they'll never win that one.)
On this week's Roundabout Roundup, Terri's browsing an online store that gives back (The Shop Forward). Nicole is checking out a source for dorm-room supplies (DormCo). Catherine is listening to actor Rory O'Malley's podcast, Living the Dream (specifically, this episode with Okieriete Onaodowan, Hamilton's original Mulligan/Madison).
Thank you as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
A few weeks back, we identified lots of parenting tasks we'd like to outsource. Now, we've come up with a host of parenting problems we think a ghostwriter could handle for us.
We revisit a past complaint target in a new way: First it was dental insurance. Now we complain about dentists themselves, as Nicole deals with a belittling one and Terri finally resolves to have her tooth pulled already (it's been six years).
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, the superlatives were flying once again on So You Think You Can Dance as the judges auditioned many more of the most amazing dancers they have ever seen.
Things were a little more reserved over on The West Wing, but Alan Alda (as Republican presidential candidate Arnie Vinick in "In God We Trust") deserves many superlatives too.
Next week, the auditions continue on SYTYCD and we'll watch West Wing's season 6 episode "Things Fall Apart."
On today's Round 1, we talk about high school graduation. Nicole's daughter received her diploma last week, and we compare and contrast with our other kids' experiences (past and future).
On this week's Roundabout Roundup, Terri shouts out a fun and functional YouTube series called Universal Homes. Catherine recommends an episode of the Write About Now podcast featuring writer Caroline Van Hemert, and Nicole is binging another podcast, The Shrink Next Door. Also mentioned: Another episode of Write About Now featuring a true-crime story.
Terri's still obsessing over a years-old situation, while Nicole and Catherine have more recent experience: What do you do when you're in a position to bust a kid for bad behavior? Do you tattle, or no? And if so, how?
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