On this week's Roundabout Roundup: Catherine's eating Mann's Superfood Blend for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Terri has a new source for potential work at FlexJobs. And Nicole has happy news about a school she loves, the University of British Columbia.
As always, we thank Jon Morin for our in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
On today's Round 4, we obsess about online travel booking. Instead of being convenient, we find it's usually far more trouble than it's worth. Cross your fingers that Terri's family isn't sleeping in the car on their next trip.
Our kids are in the hot seat on complaint day again this week. This time it's because they have a bad habit of breaking our stuff... until we admit that we're pretty good at breaking our own stuff.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we're continuing with Fosse/Verdon and watched episodes 3 and 4. "Me and My Baby" was a look back at Gwen Verdon's traumatic early marriage, and "Glory" focused on Fosse and his demons. Rough stuff, but very well told. Mentioned: Articles at Vanity Fair and Playbill that help fill in the gaps left by the show's kaleidoscopic storytelling style.
Over on the West Wing, we watched the season 6 episode "A Good Day" and debated just how good it was.
Next week: "Where Am I Going?" and "All I Care About Is Love" on Fosse/Verdon, and "La Palabra" on West Wing.
Since we're so experienced at parenting, we thought the Duke and Duchess of Sussex needed to hear from us now that their son Archie has arrived. This was a good excuse for general Royal Baby gossip.
On this week's Roundabout Roundup. Terri cared enough to share a very funny episode of 99% Invisible. Nicole suggested ways for teachers to show students they care at The Inclusive Class. And Catherine reminded us that thrift-shopping is a way to care for Mother Earth. (Mentioned: Thrifted By Ava on Instagram.)
The World Health Organization recently issued screen-time guidelines for kids: No screens at all for babies under a year old, and one hour a day max for kids 5 and under. Our response to this is to laugh heartily, and reminisce about all the fun (and useful) screen time we had with our little kids. We loved this expert take: 4 times it's okay to hand over the iPad at Today.com.
In the complaint department today: We try and try to teach our kids basic life skills, like laundry and cooking. And yet (some of) them just don't seem to get it. We'd like our appliances to step up and share some of the burden.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we watched "Ghosts," the last episode of season 3 of One Day at a Time—and probably the last episode ever. We hate to see it go (still mad at you, Netflix!), but we're glad it happened.
On the West Wing, "Drought Conditions" was an old-school style episode, with flashbacks, misdirects, personal and political drama, and a straight-up fistfight (that was new). Mentioned: The West Wing Weekly podcast.
Next week: We'll return to Fosse/Verdon with episodes 3 ("Me and My Baby") and 4 ("Glory"), and watch West Wing's "A Good Day."
A New York Times letter-writer prompted today's chat when she wrote: "It is my belief that children often have more of an impact on changing their parents than parents may have on molding their children." We can't quite commit to that "more" business, but agree that parenting sure has changed us.
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