Waiting Room Woes
Nicole's hours-long passport agency ordeal got us complaining about having to corral kids in waiting rooms and other boring places, and also appreciating the fact that we're past that stage of parenting now.
What We’re Watching: Ted Lasso “International Break” and Brothers and Sisters “Domestic Issues”
On this week's entertainment- themed episode, a delightful episode of Ted Lasso featured many character breakthroughs and lovely scenes, plus the return of Phoebe! Mentioned: Sam Richardson in The Afterparty. Next: S3 E11, "Mom City."
On Brothers and Sisters, more bad decisions, more secrets kept and revealed, and more accusations of bad mothering. So, par for the course. Next: S2 E6, "Two Places."
It's high school graduation season, so we talked senior pranks and other traditional observances, like senior skip day, cap decorating, and the smuggling of inflatable beach balls into the graduation ceremony.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
Of our six (teen and adult) kids, only about two can be trusted to feed themselves independently.
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure. This discussion is from August 2019.
On today's episode, we complain about high school schedules. Should teens really have to wake up so early? And what about block scheduling, where they're in one classroom for 90 minutes straight? Mentioned: The Start School Later campaign.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Catherine recommends the Tom Hanks movie A Man Called Otto if you need a good cry (it's based on the book A Man Called Ove). Also mentioned: Up in the Air. Terri enjoyed a Walker Hayes concert from the comfort of her couch thanks to Veeps. Mentioned: Hayes' song "If Father Time Had a Daughter" and Flymachine, another streaming platform for concerts.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
Take Your Mom to Work Day
Take Your Child to Work Day was a few weeks back. But today, Terri makes an impassioned pitch for Take Your Mom to Work Day. Will no one think of the mothers whose kids won't tell them anything??
Today we direct our complaining at a Buzzfeed quiz on parenting which did not necessarily give us sensible responses to choose from. We found that we are pretty aligned with other folks' responses, but we aren't sure that's a good thing.
What We’re Watching: Ted Lasso “La Locker Room Aux Folles” and Brothers and Sisters “States of the Union”
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, an entertaining (if still too long) episode of Ted Lasso brought us some good new phrases to adopt, Rupert still being a snake, and Rebecca getting to be a big boss lady. Next: S3 E10, "International Break."
On Brothers and Sisters, the states of all the unions are not strong (which is not surprising), but we always love seeing Scotty turn up to stir the pot. Next: S2 E5, "Domestic Issues" ... which sounds an awful lot like "States of the Union."
Happy Day After Mother’s Day
We don't ask for much on Mother's Day, especially now that we have quite a few under our belts. You can just get us some chicken nuggets and take yourself on a hike. Mentioned: Goldbelly and Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots singing "Chick-fil-A (... But It's Sunday)."
Join parenting and education writers Terri Mauro, Catherine Holecko, and Nicole Eredics for daily chats on parenting teens and young adults (and a little TV-watching too).
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