Tag: parent

If this is average, then I'll take it

If this is average, then I'll take it
After a recent parent-teacher conference, my daughter’s teacher went through the homework, tests, evaluations, etc. At the end, she sounded almost apologetic and said, your daughter is just average. I saw her about a week later and she asked how I was, almost like I should be incredibly depressed that my child is, dare I... Read more »

How to parent an athlete: lessons from a swim meet

How to parent an athlete: lessons from a swim meet
I’ve spent the past three weekends at the pool for four different kids.  If you’ve been to a swim meet, you know they can be torture.  When they get to the higher levels, they are three to five days long and if you have kids in more than one age group, you could be spending... Read more »

Worst jobs ever: Happy Labor Day!

Workers are paid to 'stimulate' various barnyard animals to extract sperm.  At least I hope there aren't people that enjoy this job
If you think about it, parenting is a pretty disgusting job.  You’re always touching something that requires you to scrub your hands for hours.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve giggled at my husband performing a gagging reflex over something that was projected from one of the kids.  I’m amazed that the second... Read more »
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