Sleeping out the rank advancements


The older boys are doing their rank advancement tests today and I'm holding Kian in a carrier. Because the place is so busy (there are well over a dozen white belts) I'm standing in the hallway with a sleeping Kian, my phone and a pumpkin spiced coffee. I wish I'd brought my laptop.

WTF is Toys'R'Us pushing phones on kids?


The latest catalog from Toys'R'Us includes a promo offering "free" cellphones in exchange for signing up for their text-message marketing. Given that this catalog is often used by kids to find something they'd like as a christmas gift, it's a little disturbing.


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