My mom has some really annoying habits. … More 3 Annoying things about my mom
Mass shootings and cowardly deputy sheriffs at public schools. An uptick in violence in Syria resulting in hundreds of innocent dead people. Sexual predators in every corner office in corporate America. If you’ve read the news in the last few weeks, you’ve probably considered going on an anti-depressant. Or getting drunk. Forever. Me? Well, I … More My teenager’s bad habits are getting better. Sort of.
My mom gets distracted easily. Because of this, I have a foolproof way to tell if my mom is listening to me. I start by saying, “You aren’t listening, are you?” Whether or not she really is, she says, “Yes, I am!” Then is ask her to repeat the general idea of what I stated … More Stop pretending you’re listening to me
I have a love/hate relationship with time management. On one hand, good time management skills make me productive and efficient. On the other hand, managing my time wisely requires a schedule. And I hate schedules because they are inherently boring. Over the years, my rational side has consistently won this battle. As a result, I … More Help! My daughter has scary time-management skills!
Two words that are easy for me to say but hard to do: follow through. If parents got periodic report cards, I would have received an “F” in this area every time. Until yesterday morning. I’ve aspired to practice “following through” on my (admittedly idle) threats for years. When Margaret was a toddler, I blew … More When gambling against mom doesn’t pay off. (Anymore.)
Today, Margaret and I had a “Freaky Friday” moment. It started when I had a major meltdown. It was completely out of the blue – or at least it appeared that way. But it really wasn’t an isolated incident. It’s been building. It’s kind of like the guy at work who runs every morning and … More The Mommy Melt-Down
Please take note that everything in this post is meant in a joking way. If you have any problems with anxiety or stress, and are easily offended by others using it as a topic, I suggest you click away from this post now. Viewer discretion advised. I’m sure everybody has had a meltdown in their … More Try The All (Not-So) New Meltdown Method!