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Has anyone else noticed how celebrities and the kidlets on Laguna Beach are always sporting puffy down coats? I have and considering that they all live in SoCal, I find this odd. It’s rarely cold enough in the Mountain/Prairie states to merit the wearing of my down coat. How are these people not roasting? I understand a puffy pink coat can make quite the fashion splash, but in 70 degree weather? It seems to be a little much.

Why is it that single, successful female bosses sans children are always stereotyped as bitchy on television? Lynette’s boss on Desperate Housewives is an excellent example. She’s a single, childless successful career woman who is written as being insensitive to Lynette’s family needs. What a load of crap. I understand that “it takes a village,” so to speak, to raise children, but single people often do end up picking up slack. Often the young, single person is seen as “able” to pull overtime whereas the married, childful ones must be home, or go to a school play, or go to a recital, etc. I just think it should be out there that this goes both ways. Maybe Lynette’s boss is bitter for a reason.

Also, just to keep you on your toes, I have a couple projects coming down the hatch that I will be introducing in the coming weeks. I’m excited, you’re excited, we’re all excited.

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I don’t watch the shows you’re talking about, but it seems to me that a woman who has consciously decided not to go down the path of maternity might not be that appreciative of those that do. Such a boss would have to be very understanding to be supportive of a lifestyle they’ve consciously decided to avoid. Furthermore, being ‘successful’ in business usually means being more cut-throat and less-understanding of people’s emotional wants/needs.

If we reverse these roles (male boss, male employee) it would be the EMPLOYEES fault for working late, and not caring about his family enough to quit the job with the evil boss. Right?

-C

Firstly, I don’t think being successful equates to a lesser understanding of people’s emotional wants/needs. If the childless person should try to understand how the child-ful person feels, shouldn’t the opposite be true as well?

But, don’t misunderstand me — I’m not sure that there is an ideal solution to this. I don’t want parents to miss their kids’ recitals or to work 80 hours a week and never see their children. I wouldn’t have wanted that as a child, so I don’t wish it on anyone else. However, maybe just some recognition that the childless tend to get the short end of the stick sometimes?

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