So . . .

When your 6 year-old son throws a fit when you ask him to unload the dishwasher because he wants to clean the toilet, what do you do?

Or, during that still quiet time of reflection right after Communion, when your 4 year-old starts singing “Joy, joy, joy, JOOOOOOOY!!!” very loudly, and won’t stop when you hiss “Quiet!” , what then?

Do you choose obedience or zeal?  I ask because I really don’t know which road to take.

And how about this?


Do you let the baby sleep or take her out and hope she stays out?

What to do, what to do?

No one tells you parenting will be this hard.