Posts in category "parenting humor"

My Love Story: A Road Through Adoption

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the fifth annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days.  Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.  By Lindsey Choules My goal... Read more »

If I Could Act Like a Toddler for a Day

If I Could Act Like a Toddler for a Day
I am sitting in a coffee shop, trying to work on an anti-bullying presentation, but my attention has been captivated by a mischievous toddler who is causing his poor mom all sorts of distress. The little guy shrieks and throws a package of cookies, and I gaze around, noting the range of emotions on the... Read more »

I had no one to eat lunch with and no one to play with at recess.

“How was your day?” I asked K as we walked home. Okay,” she answered automatically and then retracted, “Well, sort of not okay.” “What happened?” I asked very casually. “I had no one to sit with at lunch and then I couldn’t find anyone to play with at recess.  Everyone ran away from me.” Of... Read more »
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Top Ten Ways I Was a Perfect Mom Until I Had Kids

Top Ten Ways I Was a Perfect Mom Until I Had Kids
1. I will not bribe my kids.  They will behave because they have such great internal moral compasses, and complying will be what they want to do. Reality: I will let you eat Hershey kisses for breakfast if you stay in your bed tonight.  I will take you anywhere you want to go if you... Read more »