Middle School and the Late-Night Teepee Attack

I woke up this morning, on a peaceful Saturday at 6am, only to look out the window and see toilet paper all over the front yard and my car, in the exhaust pipes, over the trees and in the sticky bush.  My kids are both now in middle school - a 13-year old boy and 11-year old girl.  Ah, the wonder years of late-night teepee attacks.  I want to be upset, but I'm really too tired.  ...more
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Fantasy Baseball Dads

My husband spends a lot of time thinking about diamonds and fantasy situations, but not the kind that might promote excitement in marital relations.  This weekend was his fantasy baseball draft weekend with the guys.  Somehow, despite the fact that vacation time is hard to come by, he has never missed a draft “anniversary” guys weekend in our 17 years together; yet I can count on one hand (make that one finger) the times we’ve celebrated our wedding anniversary by going away together since we had kids....more

Who Is Rich?

As kids grow up, they start to ask questions.  Lots of questions.  Some are easier to answer than others.  They constantly challenge you to help define things that in many ways are undefinable, or defined by different people in different ways....more