Parenting chess

August 13, 2012

“But mo-oooooo-mmmmm,” (Reed’s exasperation results in superfluous syllables), “Weeding will take forEVER!” “It’ll take only 20 minutes.” “Twenty minutes?? That’s forEVER!” whines my son.

Tension release: From cranky to compassionate

February 9, 2012

Tessa and I had been on edge with each other all day. Finally in the early evening I invited her to cuddle with me on the couch. “Neither of us slept well last night. I think we’re just tired,” I offered an explanation why we were both cranky. “But mom, YOU don’t have a hurt […]

Worst. Mom. Ever. x3

July 6, 2011

To balance out this post. I. Reed says to me: “Mom, you never play with me. All you ever do is sit at your computer.” He’s kinda right. I feel horrible. II. Though she’s not much for picking up, Tessa likes to surprise me by cleaning. I know! How lucky am I? But here’s what […]

Best! Mom! Ever! x3

June 29, 2011

I. Reed’s wallet had been lost for weeks. Sadly, he had a solid wad of money in it, given to him by his Grandfather in Boston, who had recently installed a toll transponder and had no further need for a 5 gallon barrel of change he’d collected. They’d gone to the bank to change the […]