From divorce to drinking water

We’ve been seeing them in the headlines and tabloids for months as they planned their over the top wedding, engagements parties, including their outlandish wedding registry. And I know that no one is shocked by the recent news of a Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries split.

Yes, less than 3 months after they said “I Do,” they’re Splitsville.

As with any breakup, I’m sure there is heartache and pain and I certainly don’t wish that on anyone. But my immediate thought when I heard this news wasn’t “Oh, she must be devastated.”

It was more like, “I wonder what they’re going to do with that $10,000 ladle they registered for.”

I understand that Kim Kardashian is loaded with cash. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But it is tragic when there are children in this world who don’t have clean water to drink, food to eat or clothes on their backs while others ask for wedding gifts such as or a $6500 vase. Especially when they could easily buy it themselves and ask that any gifts given are in the form of donations to an orphanage or inner city school.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not against capitalism and being financially successful.

I just believe that if you have everything you need, including endless amounts of money, then the right thing to do is to help someone else who isn’t as fortunate as you. Use your resources to help create opportunities for someone who was dealt a lesser hand.

I vote that an auction of all their wedding gifts be held and the proceeds go to building water systems in a third world country or an orphanage or a legit humanitarian organization.

Because the real tragedy isn’t that Kim Kardashian is getting divorced.

Happy blogging,


To knock, or not to knock…

Last night, during our phone call with our big kids, Halloween costumes was one of the topics. The kiddos had been shopping that evening with their mom and picked out what they were dressing up as this year. LD, who’s almost 13 now, is going as a referee and JD is going to be a “scary, crazy clown.”
The Husband was worried about LD’s costume being too grown up (thankfully, the ex reassured him it wasn’t) and then it occurred to me.

Holy crap! This is her first Halloween as a junior high kid!!

I don’t know why this resonated with me. Except it’s when I remember not trick-or-treating anymore as a kid. AND I got to go to a real-life party. With kids my age. Hormonal, awkward, goofy kids my own age. Ahh, the fun of adolescence.

That then got me thinking,
“I didn’t trick-or-treat that year or any year after that.”

Which then led to,
“I wonder how old is too old to trick-or-treat??”

I mean, as long as they’re in costume, candy is warranted, right?? I don’t think I would turn anyone away if they came a-knocking.

But I’m just curious to know what others think about age limits for going door to door on Hallow’s Eve.

What do you think? Is there a Halloween Etiquette that dictates how old is too old for trick-or-treating?