Tag Archives: Parenting

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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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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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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What I Really Wanted to Post

What if I felt very strongly about your religion? What if I felt that your religious beliefs were a disease of the soul–that living a life believing those lies and adhering to that stupidity was akin to slowly and painfully … Continue reading

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Vaccinations and Parent Bashing

Parent bashing makes me sad. I’m a vaccinator, but I know someone who isn’t and their reason is completely valid for their child. In full disclosure, in addition to being a vaccinator, I’m also a spanker. I never Ferberized–true story, … Continue reading

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