November 17th . 2015

Winning at Parenting


I just want to share in the revelation that my kids can actually do any chore. Fold sheets and towels? Yep. Put away the dishes? Sure. Round up the garbage… Make their beds… Clean the kitty litter… Put away all their clean clothes…And the list goes one. I know this because it’s their ticket to buying books at the Book Fair this week and they have been 100% reliable employees. And, if you’re wondering, I do not feel threatened in the least about being replaced by them.

Also, just because it’s important to keep track of such things, I have found a successful correction technique for Bastien. Well, OK, technically he still hurts Hadley on the daily. But at least this assignment stopped him in his tracks for 30 minutes. And that’s something.