I'm going to go ahead and take the credit on this one
Over the past week or so I have discovered that my 2-year-old knows letters. He can identify: I, B, P, O, C, K, Z, Q, and W ("duh-boo"). (I may be forgetting a couple.) I was absolutely shocked to discover this. Either he's learning more than I realized when we play with his blocks and read his alphabet books, or the most annoying toy in the world actually serves a purpose other than to use as a beatbox in "letter sounds" mode. (Which I have to admit is kind of fun.)
I believe that women's lib means I can live however I choose - even if that means staying at home, baking cookies from scratch and knitting baby booties all the livelong day. I believe that discriminating against anyone based on their color is racism - even if they're white. I believe that the bad auditions on American Idol are the end result of twenty years of focusing on self esteem - "you are perfect no matter what" - piled on top of a century of growing up consuming music rather than making it together as a family. I believe the children are our future. I believe in miracles. I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.