Jackson starts public school in TWELVE days! Twelve! In the meantime, with the exception of three mornings a week when Jackson is with his sitter, I’m juggling both kids on my own all day and all I want to say about that is it’s a good thing I can drink again. But when Jackson starts school in twelve days (twelve!) and his sitter starts watching Joanie a few hours a week, I’ll be able to catch my breath and do some things for myself again (exercise! go to the eye doctor! see the dentist! really fun stuff like that!). I’ll also be able to devote more time to DW again (and I thank you for being understanding in the meantime when I don’t always get a column posted or don’t have one up at the time you’re used to seeing one).
Today I took both kids to Coney Island (along with a friend and her daughter). It was Joanie’s first subway ride and I thought it was an appropriate destination for such an occasion. Jackson rode his first roller coaster, we ate hot dogs, he got a new pair of sunglasses, we all rode the Wonder Wheel, it was a lovely, if exhausting, New York summer day (and Joanie slept through most of it). Hope you are enjoying your final days of summer, too. Happy weekend!
Brian Rea for the New York Times
Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
This is a sweet essay about being addicted to love (and finding a happy ending). It involves apple martinis (which reminds me: I need to re-launch my Drinking with Dear Wendy series.)
Because the pool of college-educated women is much larger, for college-educated men, their unwillingness to consider working-class women as life partners has little statistical effect on their marriage prospects. But for college-educated women, excluding working-class guys makes their dating math much more challenging. Bottom line: New York City women looking for a match would be better off, statistically at least, at a fireman’s bar in Staten Island than a wine bar on the tony Upper East Side.
— Hookup culture isn’t the real problem facing singles today. It’s math.
Did you use your cell phone during your most recent social gathering? If so, you’re not alone. And if you think it’s rude to be attached to your phone during social gatherings, you’re not alone on that either.
I like all of these 5 tried-and-true tips for a successful marriage from real-life couples.
Well, here’s maybe one good reason to be glad the end of summer is around the corner: analysis suggests cheating spikes in the warmer months.
Related: Letters From Ashley Madison Users. These are sad to read and help humanize the victims of that hack — people whose private lives and decisions they may or may not regret should never have been made public.
Also related, in case we’re not quite done talking about it: here’s why it makes perfect sense that Josh Duggar cheated.
Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to email@example.com and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!
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My sister sent me this link a few days ago (thanks, Allie!), which describes how Twitter users are using the hashtag #RelationshipGoalsIn3Words to share their hopes, dreams, and goals for their love life.
Here are mine, currently, seven weeks after having our second baby:
Get more sleep.
Use Seamless less.
Have dates again.
Schedule a vasectomy.