he hated the sand with a burning passion for about 10 minutes and then he decided it was his best friend and sobbed when we told him it was time to go home. I love my expressive, passionate, goofy kiddo! how did you feel about sand as a kid? I HATED IT and cried if a single grain of sand touched my skin 😂
every year my family takes this weird “looking off into the distance” photo on the 4th of July. We didn’t get to celebrate together this year because of Mr. Covid-19 and we are following the rules (WEAR A MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCE PEOPLE!!! ) so we all took photos individually at our homes and my brother @chrisballinger photoshopped us all together. you can’t even tell! ...right?
happy father’s day to this incredible man! so grateful that i get to raise the best tiny human with the best adult human by my side. love you so much @estocklin !!! 💞
my entire family completely self isolated for weeks just so we could safely spend one day together and it was totally worth it. remember to hug your loved ones if you can and continue to have important conversations with them about race and equality so we can make this world a better place for the next generation. 💜
I want him to grow up in a world where there is justice, peace, harmony, love and respect. Those things won’t happen unless we all speak up and demand change. My son is too young to understand what is going on in the world, but there are ways we can start making a change even in our little ones. giving him dolls of every color and race. reading him books with people every color, shape, and size. building lego men of every race. covering his boo-boos with bandaids of every skin tone. drawing stick figures with crayons of every color. we are secretly taught from a young age that “white” is superior through things like these. they might seem small, but they plant a seed in young impressionable minds. let’s teach our children that we are all EQUAL. Watching the news makes me weep tears of anger, frustration, compassion, and empathy. We have to do better. I am still learning how to be an ally and I will continue to educate myself because there will always be ways to improve. Thank you to everyone who is speaking up! I’ve learned so much from you. We need change and nothing changes when we are silent. VOTE. Post on your social media, sign the petitions, donate if you can, call people out when they say something racist, LISTEN when black people speak, CARE when they say they are hurting, EDUCATE yourself on racism and your own privilege, ACCEPT when you make mistakes and CHANGE your behavior, and BE BETTER. #blacklivesmatter