(This post is a response to a recent text from a friend. Dear One, I hope this helps.) I remember the day when, driving my kids to somewhere, gripping the steering wheel, I thought, "These people have absolutely lost it." Nearly all of them were sitting in back, crying, because one of them had stolen … Continue reading To My Friend with the Crazy Child: All Children are Crazy
The tears were flowing. I had taken away what I had just given: The chance of a sleepover. Actually, Katie was only going to stay in Julia's bed for a few minutes, just until the sheets were dry. Then she asked it, oh so sweetly, "I think that Katie and I would have a good … Continue reading Answered Questions
Most days, much of what I deal with is pee. It's everywhere. Well, not so much. Thankfully, my husband had the brilliant idea of cutting out drinks before bed so that's ended a lot of pee trips in the middle of the night. But, it's still inescapable. The pee IS everywhere. Katie's potty training, and … Continue reading Who Peed In Your Cereal?
This morning was monumental. This morning, I did not yell. Not once! I am not a morning person. I would love to sleep in until 8am. But, since my son's school starts at 7:50, we have to leave the house by 7:30, which means that if every one of my three will be ready, we … Continue reading The Fake Voice