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 … Continue reading Santa is watching you! Really…he is! I promise!
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 … Continue reading The Wit and Wisdom of Braden (3rd Edition)
Dear Friends: It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog. I’ve not died or become MIA; I’ve just been super busy with way too much on my plate and not enough time to sit down and think about what I want to write. Things will get easier once school begins and I send … Continue reading Just Taking a Bit of a Globbing Break
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 … Continue reading To My Future Daughter-in-Law: Please Don’t Hate Me!
When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was to play with my oldest brother’s hair. Mel is 15 years older than I am so, when I was 7, he was already an adult of 22. By the time I was 10, he was an old man in my eyes … Continue reading No Girls Allowed!
I have discovered why some animals eat their young. I didn’t just discover it. To be honest, I’ve known it for a while. If you have children – especially if they’re past that cute toddler stage when their whole worlds revolve around you – then you know what I mean. Some days you almost wish … Continue reading Why Some Animals Eat Their Young
If you’ve ever been around teens, you know that – once they hit about age 14 or 15 – the only thing on their minds is what kind of car they’re going to get. They start scoping out the car lots in their early teens and some of them even start making … Continue reading A 21st Century Wilma and Betty
People who know me know that I tend to be a bit “quirky” about certain things. That is to say that there are some things that really bug me and I seem to turn into a completely different person when someone inadvertently steps on one of my pet peeves. Probably the biggest pet peeve I … Continue reading No Parking!
Mr. Moneybucks At 7 years old, Braden has more money than he knows how to handle. He has no real concept of money, so I’ve confiscated most of it from him and placed it in a safe place so that it’s there when he’s ready to use it. And, while he has no concept of … Continue reading Quips and Quotes Friday – June 15, 2012
Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower As the mother of two children, I’ve learned over the years the importance of manipulation. Now, don’t start frowning…if you’re a parent, you know you’ve done it. Call it reverse psychology or … Continue reading Mastering the Art of Reverse Psychology and Occasional Manipulation