In my daughter’s entire eight-and-a-half years, I don’t think anything she’s ever said has shocked me as much as what she admitted last week.
I paused for a second. “Maybe later.” I was hurrying to clean up the kitchen in between phone calls, since a snow day for the kids doesn’t mean I get snow day from my work. I was flustered and already thinking through my next task for as soon as I could escape back down to my home office.
Summer vacation has barely begun, and already I am sick to death of the constant requests for snacks! I pack my kids’ lunches — I know how much food they eat during a typical school-day. Why is it that during July and August, their… Continue Reading “Sick of summer snacks”
When I was in my second year of university, I made the mistake of watching The Ring. I’d watched plenty of horror movies before and wasn’t bothered — well, except for that one traumatizing viewing of Candyman when I was eight. I can’t say… Continue Reading “Momo Challenge a wake-up call for parents”
Four years into being an elementary school parent, it finally happened: I opened a report card that mortified me. Our son’s report card was packed with WDs (Well Developed) and glowing comments about how he’s “confident” and “compassionate” and “knows what he has to… Continue Reading “Rocked by the report card”