Archive for 'Parenting'
Captain’s Log, May 2, 2013—Mother Nature, we are willing to meet your demands. Please just stop with all the snow.
I admit that sometimes I wish Tim were more of an all-singing, all-dancing kind of Dad. “Okay, gang! Let’s train for a 5K !” or “Let’s form a family band—get out your instruments!” or “It’s Game Night!”
But the truth is that such enthusiastic planning from him would probably wear me out. And, anyway, his strengths [...]
After what happened at Toy Story 3, I wasn’t about to watch Les Miserables in a theater with people. I kept putting off renting the movie because who goes around looking for reasons to cry? But Lexie finally said enough and tossed the DVD into our cart at the grocery store. Fine, I said, but [...]
My friend Mary shared this video the other day, and it still has me thinking. Have you seen it?
Thank you to my friend Ruth for sharing this.
They’ve been popping up everywhere, these small masterpieces by my smallest child. Lily found Lexie’s old loom one day, and she’s been cranking out potholders ever since. My little organizer even made a checklist to be sure everyone she loves gets one.
Lily took such care in choosing the colors for mine. She told me she [...]
Easter to me has always meant trumpets and a congregation of joyful souls singing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” at the top of their lungs. And now it also means a boy and a duckling singing “Here Comes Peter Cottontail.” Best duet ever.
I hope you and yours have a day filled with all the joy, [...]
Yesterday, those of us who weren’t working or at baseball practice went for a walk in the woods to find signs of spring.
At the bottom of the hill, we found our first sign: the temporary creek that always appears as the snow begins to melt. It’s trickling along ever-so-slowly now, but we predict that it [...]
Can I confess something? I deeply dislike drawing. I avoid it at all costs and groan inwardly when someone asks me to draw anything other than a house plan. And I’m totally cool with that—there are plenty of other ways to be creative.
But that’s probably why I’m so fascinated that a child of mine loves [...]