Parenting Teenagers Is Hard

Parenting Teenagers Is Hard

Teenagers, hey? Who’d have ’em? They are, so I’ve heard, the real reason some animals eat their young. There is, of course, a lot of merit to not eating teenagers themselves. Aside from the fact that their smell isn’t terribly appealing, they also have more hair sprouting from all over…

Inappropriate

Inappropriate

There is an inappropriateness in my home that causes some – not many – but some, to clutch their pearls and gossip about how they’d never let their children come over. Have you seen how inappropriate it is?! That’s okay. I’m not really sure I want those sorts of kids…

The Mother of All Fails

The Mother of All Fails

I’ve lost count of the myriad fails I have performed since I became a parent. To be honest, many of them now barely, if ever, enter my mind. I merely go along my merry way, barely flickering an eyelid at the misdemeanours I leave in my wake. It is indeed…

A Sign of … Intelligence?

When one enrols children into a range of extra-curricular activities, one commits to a level of involvement. This involvement will vary from family to family, and may range from sitting on the couch and uttering “Hey, don’t you have ballet/drumming/football/drawing/something class tonight?” to acting as a taxi/uber driver/chauffeur to being…