Category Archives: Parenthood

Timing, Tiptoeing, Terror…Updated from Long Ago–More Relevant Than Ever

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43-18-19 he past six months have provided me with ample time for reflection on […]

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Why the Lawyer Might Need Reform School

This is a repost from last summer. I will be back with something new next week, but for now..enjoy last summer. As I was driving the children today, the professor was yammering on and on about camping (seriously..big yawn), but … Continue reading

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Wisdom from the Perfectionist..You Learn A Lot in Four Years…

he perfectionist often has much to say…but his favorite time to say it is generally pre-8AM. This morning was no different as he lectured me on a variety of subjects. Religion: Perfectionist: Mommy, are my eyes gween? Me: Hmm..maybe blue-green. … Continue reading

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Timing, Tiptoeing, Terror…

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. … Continue reading

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I Throw Like A Girl

he lawyer is starting his second season of flag football. Football in our family is probably the most important thing next to God and Mexican food. Hey, we’re Texans. So, imagine my absolute thrill when the lawyer, at five, picked … Continue reading

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The Temperance Movement-or It’s Good to Have Goals

The lawyer (9) had temperance on his mind yesterday evening at bedtime. Lawyer:Mom, I’m never going to smoke. First, it can kill you and second, if you smoke, you can’t play sports for Highland Park. They kick you off the … Continue reading

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The Perfectionist is Thankful..Sorta…

Watching yourself grow up before your eyes as you raise your difficult gifted child is always interesting. Daily, I consider how my mother must have handled the contrarian bratty entitled inquisitive nature of mine as I attempt to parent my … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up

I was having a discussion with my boys the other day on future careers. Their answers were interesting albeit not surprising. As usual, the perfectionist stole the show. Lawyer: When I grow up, I’m going to be a pro-football player. … Continue reading

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Meditations on Four by the Perfectionist

My four year old is seldom at a loss for words, but our one-sided conversation on the way to the “Chik-Fil-A by the highway” last night nearly made me wreck my car as I grabbed pen and paper to get … Continue reading

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Childhood Should Be Magical

As starry-eyed and optimistic as this sounds–I believe this with all my heart. It’s the reason that I want to be home when my children walk home from school. It’s the reason that my children at 9, 7, and 4 … Continue reading

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