Overboard...

This last presidential campaign cycle as well as the election and post-inauguration apocalypse have turned friends, coworkers, neighbors, and family against each other in ways I've never seen before. It has resulted in everything from just unfollowing someone on social media to families not speaking to verbal and physical battles. It's really kinda scary that we cannot work through such differences in a more civil way.

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Christmas...

Before Christmas last year, Katie and I had implemented the good ol' "Why don't you put it on your Christmas list?" method when he wanted something we didn't feel like buying. It actually made him happy to hear that we weren't completely shooting him down and it kept our bank account from revolting against us. And, a vast majority of the time, he'd forget what he wanted anyway so win-win!

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