parenting

Dilemmas

So the fair’s in town, and we’re going tonight. Only problem is the rides cost $4 a spin, which (if you ask me) is vastly overpriced for a carnival ride. I know TRC’s going to want to go on them, and I don’t want to be an ogre or anything, but . . . that’s

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Reading

The other day I finished Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which I thoroughly enjoyed. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the fictional journal of a seventh grader, complete with pictures. Very snarky, and very funny. At the same time, it also got me thinking–the character is so self-absorbed and snarky, and I started

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Alarm Clocks

You know what I hate? (Besides airplanes) Alarm clocks. I’m very much a night person. I function better at night, and I have for years. Getting up in the morning and getting myself in gear is a difficult thing, and sometimes my alarm clock just isn’t up to the task. Like this morning. It went

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