My chair put this riddle on FB and asked everyone to answer through the messenger. My answer is below but it’s apparently not the right one.

Riddle: It’s 7:00 am. You are asleep and there is a sudden knock on the door. Behind the door are your parents, who came to have breakfast. In your fridge: bread, milk (pasteurised!), juice, and a jar of jam. To answer, what will you open first? Only answer directly to me via PM. Thanks!

I’ll open my eyes because it’s more likely that my parents will schlep all the way over from Canada at 7 am than that I’ll have such an empty fridge. I must be sleeping.

Banal Nationalism

OK, folks, I just have to post this because it’s too cute. The title of the post is from a great book by Michael Billig.

The pants are too big but it’s a constant struggle to find pants for tall toddlers. Pant-makers seem to think that tall toddlers have enormous behinds, which is ridiculous because toddlers don’t tend to have much in the tushie area. I have a lot of trouble finding warm pants that are long enough for my kid yet don’t slide down her legs.