Posts tagged "growing children"

Even Good Kids Make Bad Choices

Even Good Kids Make Bad Choices
I always imagined that as a mother I would develop some kind of bad kid radar that would go off inside my head every time one of those kids came near my child, like a faint buzzing sound or the click of handcuffs. While I never really did develop the bad kid radar – I... Read more »

These Are the Days of Swingset Destruction

These Are the Days of Swingset Destruction
Creak. Thud! Creak. Thud! Creeeaaak. THUD! So it had been a while since any of our kids had hopped on the swings in our backyard’s Swiss Army knife-like swing set (It’s a swing set!  It’s a clubhouse!  It’s a sandbox! It’s a picnic table!). While sitting out on the patio in a Leinenkugel-Summer-Shandy-induced July haze,... Read more »

Stolen Kisses and Empty Arms

Stolen Kisses and Empty Arms
The house is quiet now. Minutes ago, the excitement was palpable. Energy reverberated from wall to wall, winding about the house. I was dizzy in the chaos and overwhelmed by the noise. And now, I’m alone.  The children joined the morning walking parade to school, and the silence rushed in as they exited the house. ... Read more »
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