Making Up for It

Making Up for It

We make many mistakes as parents.  So. Many. Mistakes. For example: Friday I was directing some of the crowd in how to draw a tiger.  Let the record show that if any class I was ever in teased or made fun of the teacher to the extent that my pupils did me, well . . ....
Light a Match

Light a Match

Things that are from the devil: Perler beads lip gloss permanent markers crayola markers crayons pencils glitter glue slime tootsie rolls scissors stuffed animals socks glue/glue sticks/hotglue cardboard paper yarn boxes bags nail polish How I know this: Inordinate...
Maxi Skirt

Maxi Skirt

Invariably, when people find out we have five daughters, their eyes get very large.  After that, though, they usually say something along the lines of “Good thing they have older brothers to keep those boys away!” I always laugh politely.  After all the...
Critics

Critics

I’m preeeeetty sure I’ve used up all the trust my sons ever had in me regarding entertainment.  They look askance when I’m doubled over laughing at YouTube videos and outright roll their eyes at my choice of music. And during December I burned...
I Wanna Be Like Lu-u-u-u

I Wanna Be Like Lu-u-u-u

Lu was as excited for her birthday as any soon-to-be-four-year-old is.  For the month leading up to it she asked nearly every day, “Is today tomorrow?” She’s still sorting it out. I heard her the morning of the big day telling Penny, “I’m...

W.E.I.R.D.

We made a quick trek up to Spearfish today on an errand for Jac. “If you go potty and find your shoes right now, we can listen to The Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness on the way AND go to the park when we’re there.” There was a mad scramble while...