If you've ever watched Max and Ruby you recognize my title. Of course you need to say it with bit of a sigh. I have a little brother, actually two. And they're not so little, they're both taller than me and despite their freakish height they're pretty awesome. I was texting the bro that's 3 years younger than me and I was chastising him for the usual stuff like why he never calls/ visits/ consults me for every decision he's ever made when he said something that made me think. He told that me that because I have a blog that more than one person reads (I hope) I need to be more aware of social and political issues and write about how they affect my life. And as much as it hurts to admit this, I think he's right. But here's the problem, I'm not a news junkie, I don't follow politics, that's just not me. Is that wrong? I admit I do need to be more aware of issues that affect my life but I don't have any desire to turn this forum into a political site.
I'm a mom. I write about my kids, the weird stuff they say and what it's like trying to raise a family in this crazy world we live in. I don't dwell on the negative and believe me when I say that there's A LOT of negative because, well, I don't like to. I would rather talk and write about the good things in my life and what we're doing to make them good. That's who I am.
I do want to be more involved in the world around me so I am going to figure out a way to learn about some of the issues that my communitiy is facing and discover how to involve my family in changing things for the better. Does anyone have any suggestions? What do you do to involve your family in the world around you? How do you use your voice for good?
I guess punk brothers are useful.