my kids make me laugh (again) #mkmml

As a mom, I can get frustrated, I can yell, or I can laugh. Laughter is always a choice. Why #mkmml is an awesome idea.

Long ago, I wrote regular feature on Tuesdays called My Kids Make Me Laugh (MKMML). The premise was that taking time to notice the everyday antics of my kids and laugh with them helped me treasure my boys in whatever phase they happened to be in. Beyond that, it was supposed to encourage you to do the same.

You can go look, there’s a whole categories devoted to MKMML posts. Some of them are awesome. Some of them are, quite frankly, not.

When I looked at the awesome ones, it made me wonder what I quit writing them.  Then I looked at the “less than awesome” ones and I remembered. [Read more…]

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Of Grace and Strangers

of grace and strangers

My kids make me laugh and cry with equal regularity. They say crazy stuff that just leaves me scratching my head and wondering how on earth I’m supposed to react.. Today, it’s about grace and strangers.

Not long ago, I was disciplining my son for repeatedly not listening to me or responding to my request. When I’m driving, I can’t physically reach over and get his attention. I’m faced with one of three choices – throw something at him (not safe), pull over (wasn’t an option), or YELL HIS NAME REALLY LOUD.

Right or wrong (probably wrong), I went for option three. Once I had his attention, I repeated my request. [Read more…]

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