• http://bravissimi.blogspot.com jess crawford!

    Glitter: the herpes of the craft world.

  • Cassie

    Yeah, my roommate used to use it for her job and all the things still have glitter in them. Including the cats.

  • issascrazyworld

    I have forever banned glitter from my home. Kept finding it everywhere the other night and couldn’t figure out why. Yeah, I’d purchased wrapping paper with flipping glitter all over it. Whoops!

  • http://www.americansmalltowns.com/ GK Adams

    You’ll still be finding glitter 30 years from now.

  • Guest

    Just as long as she isn’t keeping your hair.

  • Fabs

    It’s great that you have things working out better, and this might be off the point you were making, but no nine-year-old should have that much homework! Have you thought about talking to the teacher?

  • Heather Armstrong

    “Fourth grade is when children must learn time management skills. Those who aren’t self starters will need to learn to become self starters.” This is going on everywhere.

  • Lisa


  • Commentor123

    I feel confused…did you go back to a day job and I missed it?

  • http://kristanhoffman.com/ Kristan

    “design her own miniature apartment out of a cardboard box” — That is me, 20 yrs ago. I could fill a real house with all the “doll houses” I made out of scrap paper and cardboard.

  • Teal

    I volunteer in a second grade classroom, and those kids have homework every Mon.-Thurs. The average length of time it takes them to complete it? Close to an hour. And that’s for the strong students. An hour of homework every night in SECOND GRADE is absolutely insane!

  • Melinda

    i work with 5th graders at an after school program. they have so much homework, some of them can’t finish within the 4 hours they’re there. they go home to do more work, get not enough sleep, and do it all over again. i feel terrible for keeping them in their seats and not letting them run and play–it’s insane.

  • Meg

    In my freshman year of high school, I used glitter on one project. When my parents sold the house TEN YEARS LATER, my bedroom still had glitter in the cracks on the floor.

  • Tara @ Surburble

    I think it’s wise that you’ve figured out a way to give Leta a chance to breathe. Kids need time. They need space. It’s all too much sometimes.

  • Sarah Michelle Digh

    My kindergartener has about two hours worth of homework every night, not including the reading they want them to do.

  • luckymom22

    I’ve told both of my girls that most of life won’t be as hard as the 4th and 11th grades.

  • Becky


  • boomer

    I think you need to talk to her teacher– that’s way too much homework at her age.

  • Jenn

    But what do you do, Dooce, that is so omg time consuming that you can’t be this person for your children in the afternoons? I really don’t get it. How much time does it take to post pictures of your dog? Because that is all this blog basically is anymore. I just don’t get it. I am glad they have someone in their lives who enjoys spending time with them though. Children sense when they are wanted.

  • Beth

    Hey, speaking of dog poop, how does Chuck sit on that light colored chair without it getting covered in grime? My dog is so filthy all the time.

  • jenn

    Thin skin, eh Dooce? can’t handle someone asking why you can’t be the after school person for your children with your part time job? Do you think this increases your fan base or just confirms how narcissistic and self absorbed you are? Everyone, minus the 150 fangurls you have left, sees you for what you are. Deleting a comment here or there wont change anything. You destroyed yourself. Merry Christmas.

  • isitmyhair

    I guess I’m done. Single mother, Sr. Project Manager, not a millionaire. But I don’t know never had to hire a nanny. Dooce you have become too rich for my blood.

  • donewithdooce

    So she has a babysitter and two full-time assistants? I can’t imagine how blogging would take up that much of her time. Maybe she should go back to a regular 9-to-5 so she can spend more time with her kids. No one can relate to her anymore. I only read Dooce anymore when I’m super bored, and then it’s for the dog pictures.