From the Parenting Archives

"Who opened the maple syrup?" Long silence as both children pretend to be hard of hearing. I snag Wallace as he cruises through the kitchen, kneel down and look into his eyes (as all those experts recommend), "Wallace, please tell me what happened to the maple syrup." More silence coupled with darting brown eyes. I … Continue reading From the Parenting Archives

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When You Get Your Answer…

A few weeks ago I wrote about having Wallace tested for a whole slew of behavioral and learning differences/disabilities. This has dragged on longer because of Hurricane Matthew, so I'm meeting with the psychologist this afternoon. I am a hot anxious disaster right now. I've been listening to Violent Femmes on repeat for the past … Continue reading When You Get Your Answer…

In Case You’ve Ever Been Curious About Feline Genitalia…

Wallace:  "Mom, are cat balls also called testicles?" Me:  "Hmmm...that's a great question, Wal."  I'm a pro at buying myself time. "I'm not sure, but I assume they are."  For the moment, I'm regretting being so forthcoming with my children about sex and body parts. My goal was to normalize bodies and explain things in … Continue reading In Case You’ve Ever Been Curious About Feline Genitalia…