In lieu of typing out one (OF THE MANY!) furious political rants I've been yelling at the walls over the past month week 24-hour news cycle, I'll tell you a more happy story. A blog reader FB messaged me with a note of thanks after seeing my photos from the protest again the Muslim ban. We chatted back and forth for a bit -- like sooooooo many of the readers I've gotten to know over the years, she was funny and friendly, a fellow mom with a creative streak, generous and kind. She was also, you know, a Muslim. And obviously not having the best day.
She asked if she could send the boys a little gift from her Etsy shop, and since handmade gifts from readers have always been and always will be my favorite thing in the world (other than say, a bunch of Sephora gift cards in the wake of the Zombie Pinkeye Makeup Drawer-pocalypse), I said yes! Please! Gimme dat swag.
She specifically insisted no plug or pimpage was needed, but nahhhhh, sorry Farah. Her shop is LittleMuslimDolls.
Naturally Ike immediately turned them into flying superhero ninjas. Ezra simply paired them up as mommies and daddies.
They're now proudly on display in our family room (except when Ezra requires a mommy and a daddy for his Calvin and Hobbes peg doll set).
And Ezra's sign is still sitting nearby in our foyer, ready to go hit the streets again (and again) in the coming weeks and months.
"I'm gonna duct tape it to my sword," he said. "So I can hold it up higher for more people to see."