Fair Enough

Max has a way of requesting things. Like when I’ve got Penny in the backpack, and sisters crying, and 30 minutes to make a 45 minute dinner, he will come and stand next to me, handing me items I need and then ask calmly, “What was the last thing you wrote...

Take a nap!, I said. You need the rest!, I said. You can’t tell me what to do! I’m a wanna-be woman who don’t need no naps!, she said. (More with her actions than with her words though.) Then she threw a fit well out of the napping time frame and was...

Unnecessary

I find myself, minutes away from another Monday, staring terror stricken and sweaty-browed at another oncoming week. I’m fine. It’s gonna be fine! Where’s a paper sack to pant into when you need one? Anyway, here I am sifting back through the weekend...

Made Up

Backstory: For months – MONTHS! – before her birthday, Gemma talked obsessively about the eye shadow we would be giving her.  I tried all the tactics to make it stop – failing to engage, ignoring, distraction – and finally just shot straight...

Daniel’s Seventh

It’s probably true that we’ve grown complacent in our parenting as we’ve added kids.  Some might even say ‘lax’- those “some” I refer to being primarily our children. It has yet to be determined if this is a benefit or a...