Chicago, Stop this Killing

"Non-Violence" by Carl Fredrik Reutersward, image by freshwater2006...more

Obviously, the house was still standing, and so was I

I had a friend and her kids over last Friday.  Within seconds of them entering the house, our boys disappeared upstairs to take apart all the toy boxes.  Our girls played games and watched a great, girl movie, Penelope.  My friend and I, we sat in the living room (which no one really lives in), hid from the kids, and talked for the duration of the movie.  I need to do more of this.  Parenting is hard work alone.  It seems everything snaps into perspective when I spend time with other mommies, especially one wit...more