Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Friday Links, May 3

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

“Relationship Contracts Growing In Popularity With Married And Unmarried Couples” [via CBS]

“The 13 Creepiest Things A Child Has Ever Said To A Parent” [via Buzzfeed]

“How To Make Friends When You’re ‘Old'” [via Jezebel]

“Millennial medium chill: What the screwed generation can teach us about happiness” [via Grist]

“Today’s teens more materialistic, less likely to work hard, study says” [via Today]

“Yes, I Really Am Bisexual. Deal With It.” [via NYTimes]

Should you google your new love interest, or hold off? And what if they google you first? [via The Morning News]

“Bake-at-Home Babies: Embryo Adoption and Me” [via The Hairpin]

“What I’ve Discovered as the Mother of Biracial Kids” [via HuffPo]

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 protected] and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

You can follow me on Facebook here and sign up for my weekly newsletter here.

23 comments… add one
  • Copa

    Copa May 3, 2013, 4:03 pm

    Links!!! Yay!!! Just in time for my last hour of work!!!

    Nine exclamation marks for 11 words — that’s genuine excitement every 1.2 words! Haha.

    …and now I’ll read…

    Reply Link
    • avatar

      lets_be_honest May 3, 2013, 4:04 pm

      Man, you guys really freak out when Links is delayed! !!!

      !!

      Reply Link
      • avatar

        lets_be_honest May 3, 2013, 4:05 pm

        !

        Link
  • avatar

    bethany May 3, 2013, 4:05 pm

    Thank god, now I have something to look at!!

    Do you ever feel like you’ve read the whole internet?!

    Reply Link
    • iwannatalktosampson

      iwannatalktosampson May 3, 2013, 4:09 pm

      Yes. Often.

      Reply Link
    • Fabelle

      Fabelle May 3, 2013, 4:15 pm

      Every day.

      Reply Link
  • Fabelle

    Fabelle May 3, 2013, 4:08 pm

    Oh my god, the Buzzfeed one. Children really are creepy little demons, it’s confirmed. I love it.

    Reply Link
    • Copa

      Copa May 3, 2013, 4:13 pm

      I read that one (and some more on Redditt) earlier this week and some of them genuinely creeped me out, like the kids who seem as though they’re remembering a past life.

      Reply Link
      • Fabelle

        Fabelle May 3, 2013, 4:15 pm

        Yeah, that is actually very creepy (especially because it seems to be common??) It makes you wonder.

        Link
      • katie

        katie May 3, 2013, 4:22 pm

        god those ARE creepy! i had heard about this redditt thing on the radio, but i hadnt seen any of them yet..

        some of them can be explain (like the kid who promises not to chew on mom’s bones- hes probably thinking like how a dog does or something), but like the one about the little girl learning to clean her privates and she says how she died? WOW.

        Link
      • Fabelle

        Fabelle May 3, 2013, 4:27 pm

        Oh, wow. Yeah, I’m looking at the actual Reddit thread. I wasn’t afraid of ghosts before, but I am now!

        Link
      • avatar

        bethany May 3, 2013, 4:42 pm

        Can you post a link? I don’t understand how Reddit works and probably won’t be able to find it.

        Link
      • Fabelle

        Fabelle May 3, 2013, 4:48 pm

        I thought the same thing when Copa posted (“How do I use Reddit??), but then I saw it’s actually linked through the Buzzfeed post 🙂

        Link
      • Copa

        Copa May 3, 2013, 4:51 pm

        Luckily, some of the ones on Reddit include the context of what the kid said, which makes some of them less creepy. But others? Still so creepy! I’d run like hell from some of those kids. Haha.

        Link
      • avatar

        Eagle Eye May 3, 2013, 5:02 pm

        Um, i just read most of them, sitting at home alone – totally freaked, this is why I’m supposed to be working…

        Link
      • Amybelle

        Amybelle May 3, 2013, 6:58 pm

        According to my mom, when I was 2 or 3, I used to talk about things i did with a little girl and an old lady, and I would get frustrated when she didn’t know who I meant, and once said “you know, where I used to live before I died and was borned here mommy”

        Link
  • avatar

    bethany May 3, 2013, 4:13 pm

    Did anyone else think it was a little off that the Author of the “Biracial kids” article is “pained and offended” that strangers aren’t looking at her interactions with her kids closely enough to see “a mothers love”? I mean, really?? Come on.

    Reply Link
    • Copa

      Copa May 3, 2013, 4:37 pm

      So I feel like a broken record because this will be the second anecdote I share about my mother on DW today, but here goes!

      My mom is Mexican; her hair is dark, her eyes are dark, and her skin is olive (not really dark, though). She has an accent and is clearly foreign. Meanwhile, back in the day, Little Copa did not look a thing like her because my hair was light brown and turned blonde in the summer (it’s dark brown now, though), my eyes were green (still are!), and my overall complexion was much more fair/pink (still is). At the time we lived in Southern California, in a neighborhood that was predominantly white. So a few times, my mom said she answered the door with Little Copa in tow and the person at the door would assume she was the nanny or housekeeper and ask to speak to “the lady of the house” or “Mrs. SuperWhiteLastName”. (Side note: I have probably one of the top 3 most common last names in America.) I guess a lot of people couldn’t reconcile my looks with my mom’s looks with our family name, and I’ve heard enough stories about this to know that 1) my mom’s offense was real, BUT 2) she wasn’t necessary pained that nobody looked closely to “see her love” or whatever; she just thought we were living in a rich, snooty area (we were) with people who asked tacky questions and assumed that Mexicans wouldn’t live there. So yeah, I think it can be offensive when people automatically assume you’re “the help” because of your skin color, but I think it’s true regardless of whether or not you’re with your kids. In that regard, I did think the author was a bit over-the-top, though — particularly when I scrolled down and saw her with her kids because I’d totally assume they were hers.

      Reply Link
  • katie

    katie May 3, 2013, 4:30 pm

    haha, that embryo adoption one was funny.. “I smugly thought myself very well-prepared for having shaved my bikini area, given that there would be a doctor and several nurses looking at it and jamming things up there, but as it turned out they basically laughed at me and then poured sterilizing alcohol all over it.”

    hilarious.

    Reply Link
  • avatar

    lets_be_honest May 3, 2013, 4:32 pm

    I expected something different out of the relationship contract one. 🙁

    Reply Link
    • katie

      katie May 3, 2013, 4:34 pm

      what did you expect?

      Reply Link
      • avatar

        lets_be_honest May 3, 2013, 4:40 pm

        Something like a prenup, but geared toward couples who never plan to marry.
        The article was basically just about a sex contract.

        Link
  • avatar

    Sara May 3, 2013, 6:02 pm

    I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of the two “millennial” articles. Although the more I read about millennials and Generation Y (on DW and the internet in general), the more confused I get about which generation I am a member of.

    Reply Link

Leave a Comment