Wear a seatbelt! Where's your helmet? Will there be parents there? Parenthood requires willingness to say no to lots of fun stuff in the name of safety, there's no time like the present to get started.
It's okay if someone you strongly dislike gets an inkling that the feeling is mutual.
Introducing The Mug of Perpetually Being Mad At You
Here is blanket permission to not worry very much about offending people who neither show up to your parties nor ever explain why.
"You dumped me, remember? Kindly sigh into someone else's moving boxes."
Sometimes Alison at Ask A Manager and I like to answer questions about workplace awkwardness together.
On calling bluffs, escape velocity, and the futile, necessary, but probably still futile, work of reclaiming some of our relatives from history's flaming dumpster. Content note: Sometimes honestly talking about authoritarian stuff and white supremacy means describing it, so there are examples of actual racist and xenophobic statements from relatives herein.
Weird holidays, weird year.
Rae is back, restoring a sense of discovery and play to figuring out who the heck you are.