We've been playing a bit of Monopoly this summer. Just for fun, we've been using the game to metaphorically discuss life. There are countless comparisons.
For example, some really do believe life is primarily a game of chance and numbers. Simply roll the right number, land on the right spot, and you win the game. VOILA!
Some of us are primarily occupied by our "toys." The number on the dice isn't nearly as important as the style with which we travel to our destination.
Some of us, though we've likely faced the situation before, continue to refer back to the rules or seek other reliable counsel before making important decisions.
Some of us buy our property based on the color, price and location. A surprising shade of fuchsia and location next to the guy who owns the electric company isn't so bad (incidentally, we happen to know both of these work well).
Then there are those of us who even relate to the Community Chest, oddly enough.
I should say, quite literally, some of us really ARE the community chest.
And there's not a single person in our family who hasn't benefited from...
or been nourished by...
or slept upon...
or otherwise enjoyed said "chest."
How totally cool and resourceful is THAT?!
SPEAKING of which, someone (apparently) needs this momma's community chest right this very second. End of metaphor sharing...off to feed the babe.
(AKA World Breastfeeding Week)
For more information on World Breastfeeding Week, please visit the following links:
National WIC Association
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
International Lactation Consultant Association