I don’t have all the answers. Somehow I must have assumed I would, by now anyway. I mean, my oldest is six (going on 36), and my youngest just turned four. This was supposed to be my time to sit back and let the machine work, the machine that is parenthood. Except that it’s not … Continue reading Laying Down the Law: Parenting 102
In Parenting 101, I told you all about my scary decision to become a parent, its ramifications, and the effort it took every day at the beginning (and even now) to ensure that I’m being the parent I want to be, but that’s the overall picture. What about the daily grind? What happens when something … Continue reading Going into Daddy-Mode. Locked and loaded.
My kids are amazing. I mean, sure there are some times when I just want to sit them down and read them the riot act, but that’s the nature of being children. They will try your patience. My kids are unique. I don’t know if I’ve ever met kids exactly like mine (and that makes … Continue reading Between Two Races
Today, at the water cooler, we acknowledged the thin line between giving our children/grandchildren what they want/need and spoiling them rotten so they don’t appreciate anything and take everything for granted as they grow up. The prevailing argument was against grandparents spoiling their grandkids (can you tell that the primary conversationalists were parents and not … Continue reading Sam’s Weekly Water Cooler Musings: On Spoiling
It was scary at first, thinking about becoming a parent. I mean, sometimes I still feel like I’m fourteen, a latchkey kid who sometimes falls off the broken stool in the kitchen and can’t talk to girls unless he’s had some egg nog first. So, yes, it was quite scary to process that some day, … Continue reading Parenting 101