Category Archives: Teenagers – one eye roll from certain death

Facewash – A Parenting Play in Two Acts

Last evening, while unpacking a bag of toiletries from the store. . . . Me: Hey, boys. Put this in your shower and use it on your face. The Ginger: Um, I don’t think so. It’s kind of inappropriate looking. … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

Today, I’m packing away the holidays. Yes, I’m a lazy ghit, I should have done it a week ago, but my family was off school and work and I just couldn’t bear to add finality to our tryst by tidying … Continue reading

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Ginger Tunes

There’s a note in my phone titled “Ginger Bands.” When a song comes through the car speakers (it probably says something about how old I am that I really wanted to say ‘comes on the radio’ even though I haven’t … Continue reading

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Chicken Polo?

Yesterday, passing by a beautiful farm with a sign out front that read, “Polo Lessons” The Giant–Chicken lessons? What is this? The Colonel Sanders Culinary Institute? How can they remember 11 original proprietary spices if they can’t figure out how … Continue reading

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The Dishwasher is Evil

My children have been on vacation for a week and today marks the third–THIRD time that I have had to unload the dishwasher. With my OWN HANDS! I have also been forced to WASH the dishes and get up from … Continue reading

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Teenagers and War

How do you teach children about war? In all cases a herculean task, I think that American parents have it both harder and easier than so many other cultures. Easier, because whichever path we choose, it’s voluntary for us to … Continue reading

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The Holding Pattern and Review (Day 14–Last Day)

I am in a holding pattern today. We are waiting in Germany for there to be space available on a plane that is bound for the states and re-arranging suitcases bulging with souvenirs and dirty clothes (if I bought you … Continue reading

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