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Children that are smarter than their parents

Today, I was playing the popular drawing game “Draw Something.” My friend, Chris, drew the logo you see to the left and I sat there completely stumped. I’m not a cheater, so I didn’t immediately google it to find out what it meant. I did, however, yell to Leon and AJ in the other room. ...
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Why sometimes it is better to give in to the small things

As I noted in the post prior to this one, this summer has been little fun for me and, really, for anyone living in this household. Stress and tension are overwhelming and even our mini-vacation back to Illinois was more stress and tension and what felt like a lot of pressure in what was supposed ...
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The dog stands alone…

Sometimes I hate being a parent. Blaspheme, right? It’s true. Part of being a parent means that I have to do the hard work such as disciplining my child when he misbehaves or chooses to mess around in class as opposed to choosing to learn and distract those around him. This makes my job as a ...
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The generation gap of cell phones

Last night, my phone rang and something told me not to answer the call. Not that it was a bill collector, or a survey, or even the pizza guy telling me he couldn’t deliver for some lame reason that would cause wailing or gnashing of teeth. No, I’d been sick since Saturday and didn’t feel ...
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As the child grows…

When AJ was little, he had mad empathy. When other babies would cry, he would wail like crazy. This has never left him and I’m inclined to believe it’s part of his temperament. He’s always been the caretaker in this house, and I think it’s because he sees that when one of us is sick, ...
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