have you ever heard dolly parton’s laugh? it is amazing, i just want a punch-in of it i can cue up for emphasis like a cute hyperfeminine jadakiss

he also says “HUNNAWEEN COMING” every day + “IT SMOOKY” (spooky) like he’s rly getting into the holiday spirit + i absolutely love it

percy has not stopped talking all day long today + it’s just…so…incredible. like he can spin an imaginary story out loud w/his toys while he’s playing, he can explain to me why he’s crying or if something hurts, he can tell me what he wants, he can ask me questions about where people/things are, he can clean up his stuff, he can pull down his pants + pull them back up, he can use a spoon to feed himself, he can pedal his bike…so much stuff that he wasn’t doing even just a month ago…the list goes on

and like i just…i’m so so so proud. i want to cry when i think about it! he *can* do all those things, he doesn’t always do them, but it’s just so cool to see + to feel like he rly is a happy boy, like we are just seeing breakthru after breakthru + it is truly a blessing :)

me: ☭ capitalism needs to be destroyed. it's unstable, inhumane, and all around disgusting ☭
Beyoncé: of course sometimes shit go down when it's a billion $$$ on an elevator
Me: YES TF IT DOES BEY YES! YOUR WALMART WEAVED FAVES COULD NEVER. U KNOW HOW MUCH A B I L L I O N $$$ IS? ENOUGH TO BUY YOUR ENTIRE BROKE ASS ANCESTRY. WHOOP BITCH! HA HA!

and i don’t mean to be self-righteous, i have used AAVE for most of my life, as a child just bc it was how all my classmates spoke + as a young adult probably more tongue-in-cheek, without a second thought as to why that was wrong + problematic as fuck. but today i’m learning to be better, but that’s bc i am open to listening/changing bc i’m in a very conscious, fluid, open, adaptable place in my life right now…i’m not perfect at all like it requires vigilance to not use AAVE, i catch myself wanting to + i have to be like, no that’s not for you, please do better. and you know when you’ve recently discovered a way to be better, you want everyone else to get better with you, but not everyone wants to or is ready to + it’s not always practical to engage your loved ones in debate…especially the old folks who’ve been racist + sexist their entire lives but would never admit it + actually consider themselves progressive…blergh

i can’t wait to teach percy that the dictionary definitions of words are not always accurate. that would have blown my mind as a child, that culture + language evolve at a pace that the ppl who write dictionaries can’t always keep up with, so like you might, at any given time, have a more correct understanding of the meaning + connotations of a word or phrase than a publishing house does. that’s so wonderful, such a game changer