No news is good news...says who?
I'm constantly surfing the channels for the next breaking news alert headlines. I consider myself an enthusiast, my husband calls me a junkie.
Whether it's studying the business channel, watching a news reporter, assessing an opinion show, reading the paper, listening to talk radio, or chasing story link after story link on the Internet, I'm well informed.
Aside from holding my own in a room full of men, who think they know what they're talking about, the news has other powerful benefits.
"Mom, I'm bored!" Amaya complains.
"Go play outside," I tell her.
"I don't want to," she whines back.
I make suggestions like, you can clean your room, or you can read a book, or you can do a puzzle, or you can skate. But nothing interests her. Meanwhile Rio entertains himself in the background doing flips off the couch. When I've had enough, I rely on my secret weapon and turn on the news.
The kids scatter, my husband falls asleep, and I obtain peace and quiet.
Proof, knowledge is power.