WE SLEPT IN!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I leap out of bed screaming, "Everyone get up!" Of course it's picture day. The one day we sleep in on accident. Luckily, we've laid out clothes. Unluckily, our hair resembles that of a hedgehog - and this applies to everyone!
What are: Things my children won't do. I'll take: Ways I'm failing as a parent for 600, Alex. Seriously though. Is it just my kids? Or is it all kids?
He's staring out the car window into a cornfield when out of nowhere he says, "It's just like when you're talking to a good friend ... it's the same thing with God ... you know?" It's the kind of memory you stick in your pocket and pull out later to savor. You know, especially in the times when you want to scream at him for not being able to find his backpack.
I'm a firm believer that parenting is 90 percent distraction. There's always a problem and most problems don't have a quick fix, or can't really be fixed because they aren't real problems. Some of these non-problems will come in the form of questions you don't want to answer. That's when I say, "Oh my goodness! Look at that squirrel!"
So let's say my kid gets a yellow cup. Let's also hypothetically assume that today they hate yellow and they are going to have a problem with that. Now because we live in a world of problem solvers, everyone wants to fix the yellow cup fiasco. Here's the thing though. We do not have an actual problem.