Reading is bad for you.

Shockingly, it's not. Reading is a waste of time. Hazards of reading. Drawbacks of reading. I  Googled these phrases and many others, trying to see prove reading is a bad thing. I’ve been feeling guilty lately about how much time I spend reading, and writing stuff to read, and reading about people reading, and reading about people … Continue reading Reading is bad for you.

There’s no job too tedious that can’t turn terrifying when a toddler tries to help.

Nothing is as frightening as a toddler running with a pair of scissors . . . unless he’s running with a wet toilet plunger. And you know why it’s wet. I’ve come to realize that toddlers are the true terrors of the world. Sweet, hilarious, and darling, they can turn any ordinary event into something … Continue reading There’s no job too tedious that can’t turn terrifying when a toddler tries to help.

“Just tell them that underneath it all, despite what they may see, the sky really is blue and they can count upon that fact.”

There’s no creature quite so arrogant and simultaneously so insecure as an 11-year-old. I learned this many years ago when I was asked to drive a group of 11-year-olds for a church group because I owned a station wagon. (Yes, I owned a station wagon at age 25, and was proud of it! I also … Continue reading “Just tell them that underneath it all, despite what they may see, the sky really is blue and they can count upon that fact.”