This Week’s Great Moments in Parenting

number threeTrying (in vain) to read a book while my son recounts a long confusing story he has already told me.

Can I point out, I was like thirty pages from the end of a thousand-page novel I’d been working on for a week?



number two

Turning up the car radio in order to drown out the sounds of the twins fighting in the backseat.

Does it sound better or worse to tell you it was the Christian music station I was blasting?



Laughing whnumber oneen Little Girl tells Little Boy to kill himself.

(In my defense, they were playing a video game. She wanted him to let his character die so she could have a turn.)


There! Now do you feel better about your own great parenting moments?



A Story to Warm Your Heart

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My husband said to me this morning, “This is the day I first asked you out, 27 years ago. “

“It is?” I said. “Wow.”

Playfully, I added, “Well, do you regret it?”

He paused and answered, “Not yet.”

That Book