Passive Agressive Playground Politics

Passive Agressive Playground Politics

Kids live in this weird state these days. They are encouraged to speak exactly how they feel about someone while at the same time being told that they can never be “mean” to another child. I suspect this is very confusing. After all, many of us don’t like some of the people we meet. How … Continue reading

The Meaning of Christmas

The Meaning of Christmas

In the past, Christmas for my three year old has been this random morning where he gets to open a bunch of boxes that turn out to be filled with toys. Random toys are always welcome but there didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. And my kid wasn’t demanding enough to … Continue reading

A Real Boy

This weekend we spent time at my in-laws’ cabin at the lake. Within three minutes of arriving, Castle was requesting that I “Come pay Yochyo” or in normal speech, “Come play Pinocchio.” Watching Pinocchio at the lake is a special activity that we can’t do at home since we don’t own the movie (and can’t … Continue reading

Language Acquistion

Language Acquistion

As I believe I may have mentioned (10 or 12 or  1300 times), my son has a speech delay. He has hideous articulation and has trouble coming up with words despite his full language comprehension. In fact, he acts much like a child for whom English is his second or third language when he tries … Continue reading

Wonderful Weekend

Wonderful Weekend

Castle and I had a fabulous weekend. (Daddy overextended himself during the week & decided to sleep through it instead.) Fabulous weekends are wonderful for obvious reasons — we did fun, exciting things that both of us (mostly) enjoyed. But this weekend was especially fabulous because last week was The Terrible Two (Days) of Meltdowns. … Continue reading

Everybody Ought to Have a Maid

Everybody Ought to Have a Maid

I realize that it’s not practical, but I wish I could have a maid — a real, honest to goodness full-time, live in, motherly sort to whip my house and household into shape. I want a beloved family retainer like in an old English novel or even a Zoila from the Jeff Lewis Bravo show. … Continue reading