In her defense, my lovely 9-year-old daughter, Sarah, is one of the most loving people to ever have walked the earth. Her style of losing her patience is to tenderly whine and bat her long eyelashes and stare pitifully up at me with her giant, puppy dog eyes. It is nearly impossible to be upset […]
One of my favorite things about being a parent is when one of my kids approaches me with a question. Something they are wondering about, mulling over. “Mom,” someone will say, “I have a question.” And in that moment, the pause before the asking, I brace myself. Because who knows what the question will be, […]
Little things make me smile. And sometimes (well, most of the time) I forget to write them down. Like how Lucy straightens her legs and points her toes (smooshing her totally chunky thighs together) when I lay her down to change her diaper or how Grace just has to do a little dance in front […]
I often wondered, are the values we’re teaching, like service, really sticking?
So there I was—8 months pregnant, home making dinner, and my 5 year old daughter asks me, “Mom, do you ever wish you were a daddy so you wouldn’t have to make us dinner?” I must have looked pretty tired, so to that question I immediately tried to perk up, and I responded, “No way, […]