Daycare called today. They ordered me to drop all activities and come pick up my child. This was a reminder of who really holds the balance of power in Sweden. The country provides affordable pre-school, making it easy for both parents to work. But we work only at the mercy of our almighty daycare teachers.
I have three kids in dagis, and they're often home sick. And then we just had two weeks in India where the kids were never ill. So I've learned it's much less hazardous to take our children to foreign locations where you can't drink the water than to drop them off at daycare in Stockholm.
Coming to India, I was worried about snakes. Our hotel here put me at ease. It says that there are snake everywhere, that four types are poisonous, and that each night we should seal off all openings into our bungalow to keep snakes out. #sucharelief
We're very careful about kids and pictures. We don't let just anyone take pictures of our children. Unless we're in India, where we apparently pose for pictures with any and everyone.
Washing in the sacred Ganges River on Easter Sunday. Not bad for someone who's not even religious.
Some people saved lives this week. Others fought for humans rights. With this blog, we strove for justice in a story about a cat.
The Telegraph told me its cat story has been changed. The story now has The Local as a source, and a link to The Local's cat tale.
So the cat is out of the bag: as suspected, a big UK paper failed to mention it took parts of a story it published from a smaller (but rising) news site in Sweden.
But I see a couple cool things in this. The first is with The Telegraph. They didn't have to answer me and they didn't have to update their story. I think it was big of them to do both.
The other cool thing is with blogs. Big blogs get their voices heard. But this is not a big one (yet!), and we were able get a media company to be a bit more ethical. Beloved readers: never doubt that we can accomplish what we want to accomplish on stories about household animals.