Category «Thoughts»

Why I Believe You Should Lie To Your Kids

I’m all for tough love parenting. Sometimes you must scare your kids because that is the only way to get things to “sink in”. For example, “Do not take Fruit Loops to your bedroom.” This goes in one ear and out the other. In contrast, ”Do not take Fruit Loops to your bedroom unless you want bugs …

The Asheboro Zoo: and now I want a monkey

After my dilemma over the school field trip to the Asheboro NC Zoo, we decided to go as a family about a week prior to when the school field trip was. I wanted the kids to not have to hear how great the trip was from their friends when they did not get to go. …

I Call You Monday Because Nobody Likes You

So I opened the kid’s book bags this morning(Monday) to sign anything that needed to be sent back to school today. I like to get a jump on things like this and not wait until the last minute. This is a trait I’ve passed on to my oldest son. I know this because he asked …

What Would June Cleaver Do?

Day 2 of Spring Break.  So far: 1 Nap time mat destroyed and the foam is in 100 pieces all over the house. I have picked up the same brown crayon off the floor 8 times. I made my bed this morning real pretty. It is now destroyed. I put on my last clean pair …

Milestones are great…until they hurt your feelings

I was thinking this morning about life and all the first times. All the milestones. All the times we think “Wow, this is the first time this has ever happened!” These first times sometimes involve our kids… They surprise us by doing things we don’t think they are ready to do… And then BAM! There …

Dear Teacher In The Carpool Lane

Hi – I wanted to apologize for this morning. But in all fairness, you ARE a new carpool worker and you aren’t yet acquainted to my science of getting all three kids out of the car in 2.3 seconds. It’s an art form, really. I saw your stink eye when you noticed me with my …

Dear Bicyclist on the curvy road

Alright, I know how good and healthy it is to be a cyclist. I get it. I also know how cool you guys and girls look zipping down the road in a huddle full of snazzy bright skin tight attire with your shades and slick helmets. Don’t think for a second that I haven’t imagined …