Headphones and fish are confounding me at present. Also, babies. Screaming babies *shudders*
So I was out for my lunch time walk today, happily listening to NPR podcasts on ye ol ipod when wham, my headphones went on the fritz. Not again! It seems every few months, my headphones die. At first, I thought it was because I was wrapping them around the ipod too tightly, thus, bending and eventually breaking the wire. So I stopped. Still, the wires break. I’ve bought just about every brand and style of headphone available for between $5 and $20. I’m hesitant to spend more, lest it die in a month’s time as well.
So any headphone out there that will withstand being through in a rather crowded and messy purse or pocket, wrapped, unwrapped and generally abused?
Second, fish. Farm raised fish are bad. So eat wild caught right? Oh no, we’re overfishing! Sooooo, don’t eat fish? But we’re suppose to, it’s so healthy. ARgh! This was the subject of the podcast I was listening to when my headphones bit the dust. I really really really like fish, and have finally managed to budget eating it once or twice a week :( *must do more research into how to eat fish sustainably so as not to be responsible for the end of fish as we know it*
Third, babies. In particular, babies who cry. Parents, before you had children, did the sound of screaming babies make you cringe? There was a child on the bus yesterday who screamed for the entire 25 minute ride. It made me sick. Literally, I started shaking and feeling nauseous.
This makes me worried about when (if?) I ever have children of my own. Will their crying drive me batty? Or because they’re mine, will I be able to deal? I seem to remember my mom saying I was a quiet baby. Ya Rabb, please make my children quiet children. Please? Pretty please? With whipped cream and a cherry on top?
Dear Lord, I’m reaching the age where I need to get serious about having kids before my body decides to grow tumors on essential child bearing organs. Can you imagine me as a mother? Now that’s reaaally scary stuff.
I suppose I should start reading child related books to prepare, cuz you know, I’m a nerd that way. Any recommendations? I envision being a “natural” parent, one who embraces modern medicine and birthing techniques (drugs? yes please!), but who makes her own baby food, nurses and *possibly* uses reusable diapers. Also, awesome homemade toys from etsy. My children are also going to be total book nerds, inshaAllah. I visited the friends of the library bookstore today and almost bought a dozen Tomie DePaola books for $1 each. *Almost,* because I don’t think AbuS would appreciate me blowing our budget for children we don’t even have yet.