Category Archives: Teenagers – one eye roll from certain death

Brussels with Poo Face (Day 11)

This blog should be about Belgium, and it is, mostly, but it’s also about compromise. My kids wanted to come to Brussels. We’ve already been to Brussels. Not that I didn’t love it the first time, I did. It’s just … Continue reading

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Taking my Teenagers to the Red Light District (Day 9)

Wow. I’m in Amsterdam. After a long day of driving, we were a little punchy by the time that we arrived at the hotel last night. After some pretty deep searching, we chose to stay at the Lloyd Hotel which … Continue reading

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Taking Berlin by Storm – kind of a light drizzle (Day 6)

When we found that we were coming to Germany, I texted a friend who grew up here. We don’t mind hitting the big guys on a trip, but some of our favorite vacations have taken place in little villages off … Continue reading

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Parents Break Promises

Driving to school this morning – Me- would you guys rather have roasted chicken or grilled pork tenderloin for dinner tonight? The Giant-tenderloin. Me- What about a vegetable? I could roast up some brussel sprouts with lemon and pine nuts? … Continue reading

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History Makes Me Dance

We want our children to measure their lives by experiences, not possessions. We want them to know first hand that the freedoms and lifestyle that they enjoy are the direct descendants of the sacrifices, hard work and ingenuity of real … Continue reading

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Dinner March 17, 2015

The Giant–Soooo, Macbeth is dumb. Me–Oh? Um, Macbeth the play or Macbeth the character? The Giant–(looking at me like I just grew a tentacle out of my neck) The CHARACTER, of course. He’s such a cowardly punk. He never sticks … Continue reading

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Teenagers-my reward for surviving toilet training

This afternoon- Me- Are you mocking me? The Giant- Is there an honest answer to that question that won’t get me in trouble? Me- Probably not. The Giant- OK, then how about one that might preserve my dignity? The Ginger- … Continue reading

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