Category Archives: Love, Parenting, and Relationships

The cold hard truth about dating, marriage, parenting, and sex.

Attention ladies…

MegaMan is looking for you. Don’t be shy now…

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If MegaMan won’t do, you may want to change your relationship status to prepare for this guy or this guy.

Photo of All the Bacteria Growing on a Child’s Hand

8 year-old’s hand after playing outside.
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Other gross stuff

Depression Beautifully Defined

Rollo May, an American psychologist

Quote from American psychologist Rollo May

Scaring the old man

0o0o0yaaahh BAHHHSTERDD!!!

Warning some strong language

Husbands

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The I’m 22 and date a 14-year-old starter pack

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Not be confused with the “I shout at my wife in public” starter pack

 

3D Tinder

3d tinder

Hooking up the old fashioned way. You know, Cotton Eyed Joe and Purple Hooters!

No???

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I was dying

I was dying

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Mothers

mothers

Carroll Spinney, the puppeteer for Big Bird shares a sad story

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This is from Reddit Ask Me Anything today with the puppeteer for Big Bird:

Question: What has been your most meaningful interaction with a child during filming? Or maybe from someone who grew up watching you and relayed a poignant story?

Answer: Okay, here’s one.

This is a very sad story, but it’s real.

I got a letter from a fan who said his little boy, who was 5 years old, his name was Joey, he was dying of cancer.

And he was so ill, the little boy knew he was dying.

So the man, in his letter, asked if I would call the little boy. He said the only thing that cheered him at all in his fading state was to see Big Bird on television.

So once in a while, he wouldn’t see Big Bird on some days, because he wasn’t necessarily in every show. So he asked could I telephone him, and talk to the boy, tell him what a good boy he’s been.

So I took a while to look up a phone, because this was before cell phones. And they got a long cord to bring a phone to the boy.

And I had Big Bird say “Hello! Hello Joey! It’s me, Big Bird!”

So he said “Is it really you, Big Bird?”

“Yes, it is.”

I chatted a while with him, about ten minutes, and he said “I’m glad you’re my friend Big Bird.”

And I said “I’d better let you go now.”

He said “Thank you for calling me Big Bird. You’re my friend. You make me happy.”

And it turns out that his father and mother were sitting with him when the phone call came. And he was very, very ill that day. And they called the parents in, because they weren’t sure how long he’d last.

And so his father wrote to me right away, and said “Thank you, thank you” – he hadn’t seen him smile since October, and this was in March – and when the phone was hung up, he said “Big Bird called me! He’s my friend.”

And he closed his eyes. And he passed away.

And I could see that what I say to children can be very important.

And he said “We haven’t seen our little boy smile in MONTHS. He smiled, as he passed away. It was a gift to us. Thank you.”