Tag Archive: BOYS

What The Heck Does “Manly” Mean?

  Standing in the express line at our local Kroger store, I found myself behind an elderly gentleman holding a large, vibrant arrangement of flowers. The line was long so I decided to interrupt his internal conversation and impose… Continue reading

What Should We Do Tonight? (A Tragic Poem About Dashed Dreams)

    What a wonderfully dreary, cold winters night, let’s do something that brings us joy and delight!

He That Smelt It Dealt It?

  The Moderate family was enjoying a movie the other night. My tummy bubbled. (you know… when the air takes that sharp corner around the left side of one’s intestines)

Do We Praise Our Children… Too Much?

  Trophies for everyone! Participation ribbons for all!! Saying “that looks awesome” about a scribble picture!!! Affirmation (aka… praise) plays an important roll in the process of a human developing a healthy, well grounded sense… Continue reading

Fruit and Potty Parts

One  result of having children of the opposite sex is that being around the opposite sex becomes normal everyday living. Boys are boys… girls are girls… no big deal.. nothing new here! My boys won’t think girls… Continue reading

Dear Future Daughter-In-Law,

Dear Future Daughter-In-Law, I hope tonight you are safely tucked into your bed. That your daddy read you a story… sang you a sweet song… told you “I love you” and kissed you… Continue reading

Homophones are Horribly Frustrating

Saturday evening, the Moderate Family went to a local art festival that Moderate Pop Pop (my dad) was in. Great food, good music and wonderful art filled our night with memories, laughter and a… Continue reading

Girls Crafting VS. Boys Crafting

SCENE: In the kitchen doing one of the nine things needing my attention. My Oldest and my Middle are in the play-room/dining-room/craft-room making stuff out of pipe cleaners (Oldest led). SCENE: 13 minutes… Continue reading

There’s A 90% Chance Your Sweet Little Boy Will Hit You!

  BACKGROUND: My middle child was 19 months old. My oldest was at swim lessons with the best swim teacher EVER (We love you Ms. Suzy!!) SCENE: At the park by Ms. Suzy’s… Continue reading