Please Stop Telling My Kids That Their Bad Behavior is Fine

I don’t remember what he was doing; it doesn’t really matter. He was clearly doing something naughty and gleefully mischievous that was bothering other people, and I could see that social mores were being violated so I spoke up and asked him to stop. That should have been the end of it, except the person […]

How the Boy Tricked Me Into Giving Him Chocolate For Breakfast

Just to give you a bit of backstory, exotic Aunt Oafanie arrived last evening bearing gifts of chocolate, which were partially consumed by the children immediately.  And that’s all you really need to know, for the scene is now set, as morning breaks into the Tenor Dad household.  Tenor Mom has just left to take […]

Chocolate Fury

You know, I do try to be a good parent most of the time.  When my kids do something that they maybe shouldn’t have been doing, I try to talk to them about it without screaming in their faces in a furious rage.  And sometimes I succeed.  This is not a story about one of […]