Yesterday we complained about kids' unwanted opinions, and today we're obsessing about family members' conflicting opinions about adding a furry friend to the mix. It all started because a kitten literally fell into Nicole's yard (and was far too cute to turn away).
As our kids get older, they seem to get more opinionated, particularly about topics that used to be exclusively the domain of the parents. Like parenting itself.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2: Catherine was won over by the star-studded musical parody Schmigadoon!. Terri wasn't, quite, but still enjoyed some of the silliness and all of the performances. Mentioned: Director Barry Sonnenfeld's autobiography, Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother.
Next week: The 2003 movie The Station Agent, and a musical very different from the ones referenced in Schmigadoon!: Come From Away, which premieres (as a filmed edition of the Broadway show) on AppleTV+ on Friday, September 10.
Terri and Catherine recently finished watching Making It, a TV crafting competition. It's getting a cooking spin-off, of course called Baking It. So we brainstormed challenges for a parenting competition show called Faking It.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
Did he have a nice hairdo? Did he wear a very stylish shirt? Was he simply, blessedly available? We look back at the things that made our guys stand out.
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure.
For Terri's family, the loss is fresh. But we've all experienced the death of a beloved dog, and helping our kids through it.
Want more? Listen to the rest of this November 2018 episode.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Catherine recommends Cheap Old Houses, a fun new non-competitive show on HGTV (inspired by an Instagram feed). Nicole shouts out this cheeky video from #WeThe15--no inspiration allowed. And Terri reminds you that a favorite cookie from her childhood, the Vienna Finger, is still available today.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
We have suggestions for helping your child succeed at school, and they range from minimal effort (5 minutes a day!) to "You're here again?" levels of presence in the building.
A yard sign installation celebrating a child's first day of third grade (!) prompted us to complain about where this ends (billboards? fireworks?) and why we don't get signs celebrating our achievements.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we made it to the end of Making It. We congratulate the winner for his very happy-looking shed, and would love to see a season 4 of the show--with a few tweaks.
Speaking of beautiful things, we also watched the movie CODA on AppleTV+. It is a lovely look at a the ordinary life of a teenage girl, played by Emilia Jones, whose parents and brother happen to be deaf. It's predictable, yet complex and joyful. Mentioned: Pop Culture Happy Hour's discussion of the movie.
Next week: We'll stick with AppleTV+ and check out Schmigadoon, We'll watch all 6 episodes of this musical comedy.
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