3 Signs Your Child is DOOMED

If my goal was to sell magazines, I suppose I’d clutter the cover with inspiring crap such as “10 Signs Your Child is Gifted” or “Indigo Children and the Perfect Parents who Love Them” or “The Challenges of Raising the Next Supreme Genius of Everything.” But they don’t stock this blog on the grocery store…

Gender Bender

As I put Widget1 to bed last night, I handed him a shirt with a motorcycle design. I expected him to protest that he preferred to wear his Mario pajamas — which would have been a problem, because his Mario pajamas were dirty. Instead, he exceeded my expectations and opened up a whole new Pandora’s…

Hey Jealousy

Widget2 is a youngest child who jealously clings to all the privileges the title “youngest” confers. As it happens, our Thanksgiving guests included a baby girl younger than him, and my son was none-too-pleased. When the girl placed her hand on my leg, Widget2 grabbed it and scolded her, “No! My¬†Daddy!” To show who was…

“ME!”

Widget2 has learned the power of “me”. I discovered this the other day when I was holding a piece of pizza and he reached toward me and said that terrible, terrible word. I instantly decoded his baby language. Translation: “I want pizza. Hand it over and nobody gets hurt.” I’m pretty sure he learned the…