Category Archives: Humor

What You don’t Understand If You’ve Never Gotten a Kid Ready for School on a Winter Morning

What You don’t Understand If You’ve Never Gotten a Kid Ready for School on a Winter Morning

School mornings are intense. I wake the boys up at 6:30. There isn’t a lot of time. They have to be outside to wait for the bus by 7:20. While they stretch, yawn and drag themselves from their warm cocoons, I fix them a quick breakfast: cereal, toast, scrambled eggs or microwave pancakes. Then they…Continue Reading

How To Be a Ninja Parent

How To Be a Ninja Parent

I’m not a fan of the helicopter parent movement. I don’t think micromanaging my kids’ lives does any of us any favors. I plan on moving to Hawaii in my golden years, and I’m not too keen on taking two 30-something, helpless man-childs with me. I want my boys to learn to thrive and succeed…Continue Reading

When Sheep Attack

When Sheep Attack

We made our annual pilgrimage to the local 4H Fair this weekend. After spending the equivalent of a small country’s entire economy on cotton candy sugar rushes and spins on questionably safe rides, we toured the livestock barns. We were taking in the sounds and smells when a woman behind us yelled in an alarmed…Continue Reading