A new mom asked if we ever find ourselves telling the kids strange things, like, “There’s avocado on your nose.” If that’s the strangest thing she’s told her son, she’s got a long future ahead. I tell my boys odd statements all the time, mostly in reference to violent behavior. My most common phrase? “_______________ is … More Your Brother’s Head Is Not a Weapon
I’m writing today’s post from the comfort of a crowded, loud room in which the children are happily watching hours and hours of cartoons. My temperamental laptop is shoved among a pile of food I just spent two hours shopping for. I keep getting interrupted every 30 seconds to break up a fight or acknowledge … More Whose Vacation IS This?
We’re taking a short break from breakfast today and talking soup instead. Do you remember the children’s story, Stone Soup? Some soldiers who were super hungry couldn’t get the tight-fisted villagers to help a stranger out so they cleverly opened the clenched palms one ingredient at a time. As a kid, I thought that was merely … More The Cheapest, Bestest Dinner Ideas, IV
All of our useful tools have sprouted legs and wandered away. This evolutionary event may have coincided with our children’s developments in walking and grasping. Maybe.
…. I’m thinking, all right?! -Seriously, though. This is a toughie. I’m a woman yet am often scratching my head to formulate a reasonable explanation for female actions -and that’s just for my own. I think the problem is that there is no one-size-fits-all explanation glove to what the heck a woman just did or thought … More How to Understand Women