My three year old experienced a significant personal setback earlier today. His special treat after a swimming lesson was a baggie of rainbow goldfish, perhaps his favorite food of all time. As we braved the frozen hellscape the weather forecasters referred to as a wintry mix, he was engaged in what amounts to gleeful multitasking for young boys. WhileContinue reading “No Use Crying Over Spilled Goldfish”
The following is based on a true incident. This could be your life. It might be mine, but if you have kids it’s happened to you. A paralyzing silence permeates the house. It’s silent treatment time for the grownups. The weekend has been looong and tensions are running high. A couple of hours ago the teen andContinue reading “This is Why We Hate Each Other”
“My daddy got fired.” I flinched a little when I heard those words blurted out by my then-five year old daughter to a random barista at a coffee shop. Ouch! Here’s something I wrote about talking to your kids about unemployment for AOL Jobs.
My kids and I have a finely developed routine when we visit the doctor. Doctor appointment. Pet store. Chipotle. Cookies. It has been scientifically tested and approved over the last several years by our sub-committee of three. A few weeks back we went in for annual physicals. Despite some pre-doctor trepidation concerning the possibility ofContinue reading “Stick Your Head in the Fountain”