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How to Remove Silly Putty

It involves a lot of cursing.

Somehow, in the middle of the night, my daughter got a glob of Silly Putty adhered to her favorite fleece nightgown as well as the elastic band on the leg of her underwear. My kids bring all sorts of weird things to bed with them, but this was new.… [Read more]

It’s Official, Kids Have It Easy

“Kids have it a lot easier than parents”, Jedi stated one recent afternoon. “Do you want me to tell you why?”

Of course I said I did, please list your reasons because I would love to hear this. His explanation was enlightening, though brief.

1. Kids don’t have to cook
2.… [Read more]

The Top of the Toy Pile

It’s been a few weeks since Christmas now, and all the toys my kids received have lost their novelty. For this year, I made it a mission to gift items that held a purpose, rather than, say, a Captain America action figure that would just be thrown in a drawer to be forgotten.… [Read more]

The Process to Play

As demonstrated by Jedi, but it’s surprisingly universal:

1. Start with confidence. “I’m going to play with those kids across the street”, Jedi initially stated with supreme brevity as he went in search of his shoes after watching from the window for a few moments. There were 5 or 6 neighbor kids in various activities, at least one of which he goes to school with.… [Read more]

How to Throw the Lamest Birthday Party Ever

Birthdays are made to be special. Seeing your child grow up another year, and all of it’s accomplishments, is definitely a reason to celebrate. Some just go about it more extravagantly than others.

There are those who begin devising the perfect birthday party theme months in advance. They scour Pinterest boards for inspiration.… [Read more]