Rochester Police believe they have identified the Bonnie and Clyde wannabes who robbed a local credit union last month.
3rd Grade Boy Reports Kidnapping
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a funny kid story. Usually I share a story about my own kids, but today I have a story that I’ve “borrowed” from a friend who works in the office of a nearby elementary school. Kathie S. is a secretary in the office of a local school. In…
Creative and Bizarre Punishment
My 10-year old stayed home from school yesterday. His asthma was acting up and I didn’t feel 100% confident that he wouldn’t have a severe asthma attack at school. By the end of the day, I was seriously wishing I’d sent him to school. My patience was at an end. Late in the afternoon, I…
A Rude Awakening
So “the girl” is home from college. This is the moment I’ve been waiting for! She’s been gone for nine long months and has barely visited except when the dorms kicked her out for an extended vacation like Christmas and Spring Break. Oh boy have I missed her! Ya know how sometimes absence makes the…
Testing Mom’s Good Humor
I like to think I have a sense of humor. I’m good at playing pranks on others, and I’m usually good at being on the receiving end. Usually. Last night, my sense of humor was greatly challenged. My 19 year old daughter is a freshman in college some three hours away. As most parents do,…
What’s that you said?
I think I’m getting to an age where I need to consider stronger glasses and <gasp> hearing aids! Never was the latter more pronounced than earlier this week as I was driving my 10-year old home from swim practice. During his endless monologue from the back seat – and my tuning in and out with…
Santa is watching you! Really…he is! I promise!
As parents, we’ve all done it. Most of us, anyway. We’ve all told that little white lie, with the intention of protecting the imaginations and/or innocence of our children. You know the ones I’m talking about: those itty-bitty, tinnnnny white lies about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny…or even about Goldie the Goldfish who…
Will the Real Superman Please Fly Forward?
I love little kids and the unique way they have of taking everything quite literally. If you say “the sky is falling,” you can be sure that some child will duck for cover. If you say “it’s raining cats and dogs,” some child somewhere will start to cry. Their whole world is very literal. This…
The Wit and Wisdom of Braden (3rd Edition)
Some days I wish I could step back in time by about 35 years…back to when I was only 7 or 8 and the world made perfect sense. Or, I assume the world made perfect sense. It seems to make perfect sense to my almost 8 year old son. Just this morning Braden informed me…
To My Future Daughter-in-Law: Please Don’t Hate Me!
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: There are days when I wish I could crawl inside my son’s brain just to see where and how he comes up with some of the things that come out of his mouth. At 7, his brain is always working. Getting him to bed at…