Parenting

The Prankster

December 16, 2011

My son is a tactically calculating prankster. And he’s only 6. Just turned, in fact. I don’t know where he gets it, and I say that in complete dishonesty because I know exactly where he gets it. He is, in very deed, my little clone. A few months ago I had the pleasure of going […]

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My Little Scholar

August 18, 2011

Today was my son’s first day of Kindergarten, and I am not sure I was prepared for the emotionally stressful nature of the event. He seemed pretty calm, but I could tell that the uncertainty of his future was weighing on him. There he stood, wearing a backpack that was almost as big as he […]

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First Kiss Stories

November 21, 2010

Who remembers their first kiss? I know I do. I was 4 years old, which is pretty amazing to me because as I am writing this, I am sitting next to my 4 year old son, and I am thinking “holy crap, he’s at the age where he can remember stuff!” My only two memories […]

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Happy Meals Gone Wild!!

May 20, 2010

OK, so the other day I was at McDonalds with my son because, well, some traditions just need to be passed on. He got his usual: A Chicken McNugget Happy Meal. (I know, I know, some who are reading this are already clamoring on about how a 4 year old can already have a “usual” […]

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The Importance of Spelling

April 11, 2010

There are a few things I wish my children would know about the importance of spelling.  First, to my daughter, I love it that  you are interested in Origami!!!  However, when you go on the internet to find detailed instructions on creative origami patterns, please remember that there is no letter “S” in the word […]

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Kids Say The Darndest Things!

January 12, 2010

File this one under “Be careful what you do around your kids.” My son is 4 years old. And after a long period of trial an error, he is finally fully potty trained. The payoff in all this is two-fold: First, no more expenses for diapers. Those suckers are expensive!! And the second, he is […]

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