REALLY? With Beth. (title borrowed from SNL)

Over the past few weeks I've been introduced to a few things that make me launch into a Seth and Amy "REALLY?!" type rant. There are just some things out there in the world that make me scratch my head and want to scream/punch something at the same time. Of course, I'm going to share them with you.

Doggie Doo

The commercial for this game came on during a marathon of My Little Pony and prompted Zoe to jump up and scream "Oh! Fun!" I looked up and seriously started choaking on the coffee I had a just sipped. A GAME about a DOG POOPING. Yes. DOG POOP: The Board Game. 

Now, being a parent of a fur-baby for about 11 years now, I can testify that there is nothing fun about dog poop (key-in Jason ranting about how I never pick it up) but I think we can all agree that dog poop is gross, not fun and not something that anyone wants to play with. So who thought for 2 minutes that this would be a good board GAME for kids?

Apparently Adi Golad and David Norman did. They are the people that brought you Pop the Pig, and under the thought that every kid loves a good fart noise, they went about producing Doggie Doo and betting that it would be THE new toy sensation. 

Yea. I know what Santa will NOT be bringing my kids this year. On the flip side? This would be a fabulous present for the stoner college kid in your life. 

Pox Parties

I'm not going to turn this into a vaccination debate. I've been around the internets long enough to know that you just. don't. go. there. That being said, when Aaron Hier posted about Pox Parties, a new trend where parents are using Facebook to find kids in their area that have chicken pox to expose their kids to the virus for natural immunity, I just had to say something. But the words.. they are just not coming. Nothing besides jsut shouting "SERIOUSLY?!" that is. 

The Facebook group is called “Find a Pox Party in Your Area.” According to the group’s page, it is geared toward “parents who want their children to obtain natural immunity for the chicken pox.” Parents are trading live viruses through the mail in order to infect their children.

Parents also use the page to set up play dates with children who currently have chicken pox. On the page, parents post where they live and ask if anyone with a child who has the chicken pox would be willing to send saliva, infected lollipops or clothing through the mail.

Maybe it's the fact that I had a kid that was dealthy ill and in the hospital. Maybe it's that the same kid then came down with MUMPS a year later due to the fact that some parents are chosing not to vaccinate their kids, leaving everyone susseptable to strains of diseases that should have been eradicated years ago. But this is disgusting to me. To willingly expose your child to an illness as serious as chicken pox? I can understand not vaccinating in hopes that because everyone else does, your kid will never be exposed to the illness, but purposely exposing them in hopes that they GET SICK? That is something I will never understand. 

Courtney Stodden - 

I know this is probably old news at this point, but I've refrained from talking about her. Hoping that if none of us give her attention she will just go away, I really try to not follow this horrific story. But then I came across the pumpkin patch pictures. And honestly, I want to just ask HOW IS THIS GIRL ONLY 17?!

I was 17 once, a long time ago, and neither me nor any of my 17 year old girl friends looked like that. And I grew up in LA. Many of my friends had boob jobs and nose jobs, but none of us looked anything like that. I think it's BS - I bet she's really a 25-year old transgendered. 

Please feel free to let me know your thoughts.