Dear Peachy —Issue #2
Raising theybys, inheritance struggles, Lana lyrics, marriage ultimatums, gender minefields at the nanny share, and more!
My mailbag this week was bulging like Lia Thomas’s Speedo. Thank you to all who submitted a request for advice! If yours doesn’t appear this week, it may be answered in an upcoming column.
Before we get to the advice, a quick update:
My new book, Domestic Extremist, comes out in 45 days, on June 6th! To celebrate, Regnery is hosting a giveaway on Goodreads where you can enter to win a free hardcover copy.
If you want to get your copy as soon as it’s available, you can pre-order the hardcover or Kindle version right now at the above link.
Very soon, there will also be an AUDIO version of the book available. I am going into a studio in an undisclosed, top secret location to record it soon.
I almost died doing hot yoga recently, but that’s a tale for another post!
And now, without further delay, a little advice!
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April 23, 2023
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Our four-year-old son is in a nanny share at another family’s house while we work. Recently I noticed that the other family has started stocking their bookshelf with a lot of books about gender diversity and nonconformity. I don’t want to blow up our childcare situation (you know how hard it is to find) but I don’t want them trying to convince my son he’s a girl either. What should I do?
—Cis Mom in Cisalpine Gaul
I try to carefully vet the places my children spend a lot of time: schools, summer camps, and, yes, other families. Especially other families. Hell is other children—and their parents. I don’t need all my hard work unraveled by one oversharing New Age Wiccan mom who wants to enlighten my four-year-old daughter, in graphic terms, exactly how babies are made and how they are born. This happened at a playdate when I wasn’t there.
If they have these dumb books on their shelves, they have these dumb beliefs in their heads and will be closely monitoring your son for signs he is a candidate for ritual castration. In many states, new laws now allow the State to legally kidnap children if their parents don’t “affirm” a new gender.
Keep the kid far away from your friendly neighborhood Rainbow Stasi, or risk disaster. Hire a trustworthy sitter.
Back in the beforetimes, I received a fabulous mixture of opportunity, skill and luck that allowed my talents to generate a tremendous amount of wealth. Now I’m updating my will and I need to determine how much I should leave to my seven kids, since I plan on giving away the rest before I die. How much would you leave them, and under what terms?
—A Gen X Success
Woke idiots like Ashton Kutscher and despicable Epstein ally Bill Gates have started a horrible new trend: virtue-signaling parents who announce that they are giving away their fortunes to charities instead of leaving it to their kids, so they don’t “spoil” them.
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