Scissors and Sharpies

My darlings always want to cut things. And brand things. "Who drew on the wall?" followed by "Who cut up this book?" [sorry library] become daily questions. "Not me," they always say. Word to the wise: if you don't want to be blamed, children, then don't autograph your art. Needless to say we have disposed … Continue reading Scissors and Sharpies

Taketh and Giveth

Lawd or Lawd, today was a day.  I wish I could say it was an unusual day, but then I would be a liar.  While the events of our days vary from time to time, the way they go down is essentially unchanged. For starters, the kids fought.  Shocking.  Over everything and anything.  Most notably … Continue reading Taketh and Giveth

Parenting Pitfalls

The more years that pass, the more I am reminded that my words can heal or hurt my children's tender spirits. The kids ask a question.  As simple as: "Why does it rain?" to a little more complex: "Why can't I talk to strangers?" I give a fly by my seat answer: "because the trees are … Continue reading Parenting Pitfalls