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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Highlights of the day....

Highlight #1: John watched the kids during lunch while I went to a lecture that one of his professors was giving on human trafficking. I've read the book "Half The Sky" and I've heard a lot about this on NPR. Immokalee (a farm community about 30 min east) has a huge problem with human trafficking. Ave Maria has a clinic to help the victims of this horrific crime and Professor Donovan works directly with the girls as their attorney. I feel like there's not much I can do being a stay at home mom. I'm not going to drag my kids out there to scope out any suspicious bars, buildings, trailers etc. so I can report it to the police. But I feel like I have to do something. I talked with Professor Donovan very briefly and I hope that she knows of some way I can be of assistance. I'll keep you posted.

Highlight #2: I'm putting Eli in his car seat to go to Super Target. Miles was running to the car and he tripped and fell and skinned his knees(this part was not the highlight of my day). Fortunately I keep some Neosporin To Go and band aids in my bag so we didn't have to go all the way back in the house. They were Handy Manny band aids. We fixed up Miles skinned knees and off to Target we went. When we got there, Miles did not want to get out of the car. This was our conversation:

Me: "Miles, why don't you want to get out of the car?"

Miles: "Because Handy Manny band aids are so cool and everyone will want one and they will try to steal them off my knees!"

After laughing out loud, literally, I promised Miles if anyone came close to his knees to try to steal his band aids then I would king-fu chop them. This worked, and he felt a lot better about sporting his Handy Manny band aids in Super Target.


Marie Photographie said...

That bandaid story is hilarious!!

Elijah and Jenny said...

Wendy- That is such a FUNNY story!! I had to laugh out loud too ;) What a great opportunity to attend that lecture on human trafficking. I admire that you want to be involved in whatever way you can. It is such a horrific crime. But as a stay at home moms, I understand the desire to do more than you are able to do at this time. Hope you and your family are well!