My kids have selective hearing. You won’t find this fact surprising because your kids or any others you’ve encountered likely have selective hearing, too. Basic, repeated requests such as ‘Please shut the refrigerator door” or “Don’t leave your wet towel on the floor” go ignored unless I make them at least three times, am no … Continue reading How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me
I was in New York for six days last week (more on why in my next post) and some of you may be wondering how my husband and kids fared in my absence. My kids told me that they had a “great time with dad around” and that things were “really fun” which might be … Continue reading The Chronicles of Nahtmee-a
Sundays in our house are not relaxing. Sure, we all get to sleep in later than during the school week, but once we are up we are running; homework, tutors, birthday parties, football matches (“soccer” for my American readers) and counting the amount of times I have to hear “can I just finish this last … Continue reading Sometimes Coffee Grounds Me
If you share a household (or an office or a dorm room or any common space) with anyone other than yourself, you'll probably be familiar with the following scene: You come home from a long day of work/studying/saving the world or whatever, and it's not quite time for dinner, but you're famished. You just need … Continue reading Fruitless Snack Searches
Much has been made of the recent news that the makers of Doritos, the crunchy, salty, finger-stainy snack, have decided that what the world needs right now, what it really, truly needs to solve all of the injustice, inequality, terrorism and nuclear threats that have become daily life is special snacks for ladies. They poured resources into … Continue reading Doritos, There is Still Hope!