On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. I am very worried this: In the middle of the night, my dog will need to go potty. I will go downstairs, open the garage and take her out back. My three-year-old will hear this commotion and follow us, open the door and head outside. Only she'll go to the front of the house. Bailey and I will return inside, shut the garage door and go back to bed. Now, for this to happen, my daughter would have to scale a baby gate and pick one of those door knob covers that I often struggle with. But still. This consumes me.

I'm also constantly afraid my backpack is unzipped. What little things terrify you?

2. We recently attended make-your-own-gingerbread-cookie night at the public library. It was a hot ticket, and three more kids than expected showed up (siblings, I think). But before everyone realized there were more children than cookies, a mom loudly complained that her daughter's cookie was broken. ("Can you please bring me one with two arms?" she said, passing off her cookie to a less-finicky family.) Her kid left empty-handed. And screaming.

The lesson: sometimes you need to take the mangled cookie.

Based on something you witnessed this year, teach us a lesson.

3. On this date in 1997, 685 kids in Japan were rushed to hospitals after an intense Pokemon episode caused dizziness, vomiting and seizures. Has anything you've watched on TV literally made you physically ill?

4. Tell us about a documentary — selfishly, a documentary available on Netflix Instant, if possible — that we absolutely must watch.

Have a great weekend!

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