The last soccer game of the season was a doozy. My daughter’s (adorably) scrappy team of 6-year-olds were out-numbered, out-sized, and out-played. They held on until the bitter end to earn those post-game high-fives and snacks from the team cooler (the possible true motivation for any field effort). As Capri Suns popped behind me, I … Continue reading Excuse me, your mothering is showing
"Can we go to the water fountain?" "Fine," I say. "As long as you don't fight on the way there." A lady nearby laughs, and I realize she thinks I'm joking. Bless her and her sweet, agreeable children. They must not have been melded from volcanic fire and molten steel like mine seem to be. … Continue reading 12 things my kids have fought about since yesterday
When you think of the future, what are people wearing? (Hint: not jeans.) *post for Dallas Moms Blog*
Well, it's been a heck of a week and I'm done. I mean, it hasn't been terrible, but my threshold for being done with a week is admirably low. Even with home stuff, it's nice to have a break from your own version of minivan-uber, avoiding the laundry's judgy gaze, and crushing your children's dreams about their Jump … Continue reading A 7-yr-old’s hymn for the weekend
I told my husband he could name our son. (Of course, I retained veto power. I don't play that fast and loose.). But since I had basically, pregnancy-empowered, declared by decree the name of our second child, it was technically his turn when our third came along. "William," he said. "Will." "Okay," I said as I thought … Continue reading Strong-willed children and thatched roofs: A word for weary parents
If we treated each other like our mamas were watching, society would be on much better behavior, I'm sure.
As a truth-at-all-cost convert, I'm determined to teach my kids that nothing they have done is worse than lying to me about it.