At the end of last week, news broke that a school in Washington State had banned games of tag. During recess, kids would have to “keep their hands to themselves,” Tag is not the problem. The problem is that we’re becoming far too overprotective of our children. Continue reading Tag? You’re Out.
Last Sunday, we went to a barbeque* at Guppy’s school. She was playing with a friend on the monkey bars, and then came running over to us. Her face, clothes, legs, and arms were covered in dirt. There were leaves and twigs in her hair. She had faceplanted. Continue reading Faceplants … or Not Giving Up
Guppy and I tell jokes.
What is an owl’s favorite subject in school?
Also accepted: Hootstory.
What is a cow’s favorite subject in school?
Why did the Horse Senate pass no laws?
Everyone voted “neigh”
On a Facebook a few weeks ago, I made a comment that none of my kids read what I posted there. My 1 year old and 6 year old were too young for Facebook, I wrote, and my 16 year old didn’t follow me. This got one of my old college friends to notice – he didn’t remember me having a kid when he knew me (if I had a 16 year old, that child would have been born when I was 20). Clownfish is 16 and mine, but she isn’t my 16 year old. I don’t have one … because my college girlfriend had an abortion.