Tagged with being an example

Gray Hairs and a Lesson on Beauty from My Son

When you have black hair, those first strands of gray hair are pretty obvious. They aren’t gray. They scream white. Yesterday, I found seven strands of white hair, stark and proud against the unforgiving backdrop of my straight black hair. Unfortunately, in my haste to pull out those seven white strands, I inadvertently sacrificed 4 … Continue reading

The Unsung Hero:  Happy Father’s Day

The Unsung Hero: Happy Father’s Day

Smartypants is the backbone of our family. He’s the strong one.  Steadfast.  Unfazed.  Calm.  Logical. Annoyingly so, when sometimes I wish I could just drag him down into my irrational and tangled mess of emotions and doubts. But I need him to be just as he is.  We are right together — as husband and wife, as parents, and … Continue reading

The Glare

The Glare

Momo is only 3 years old.  I am thirty….something. You would think I’d be the more mature one. But instead, I have begun to glare at him.  When I have lost my patience.  When we are at an impasse.  When he is being a normal 3 year old boy who just doesn’t get my thirty-something year … Continue reading

The Blessing of Thanksgiving Sans Turkey

Holidays are a funny thing.  Part commercialization, part ideals, personalized by our own cultural backgrounds and expectations.  Throw in multiple family members and the stress of cooking, it’s amazing there aren’t more stories out there of Thanksgiving gone wrong. It’s never too late.  I’ll offer up my Thanksgiving as an example of the unexpected. My … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

I love traditions, but I don’t really have any. Now, with a little family of my own, I hope to start some.  Although life cycles through frequent changes and stages, family traditions can serve as sweet reminders of love’s constancy through time and across generations. So I’m starting with Thanksgiving.  I’ve asked friends for ideas.  I’ve searched … Continue reading

Cursing Toddlers

Cursing Toddlers

I wrote the following post a while ago.  Today it’s posted at kevinmd, so I thought I’d share it here as well.  Check out kevinmd for a wide assortment of thoughts on health and healthcare.   ______   Today was a rough day at work.  My schedule of 10 patients for the afternoon rapidly ballooned … Continue reading

Avoiding the Yelling Point

Avoiding the Yelling Point

Today was a yelling sort of day. MM had an extra dose of energy and curiosity.  His hands had a mind of their own.  Meanwhile, TL would take the opportunity to quietly wreak havoc all over the house while big brother had my attention. I think I hit my yelling point by about lunch time.  … Continue reading

Sugar ‘n’ Spice, and Push-up Bikinis

Sugar ‘n’ Spice, and Push-up Bikinis

It’s been a long week of tantrums, sleep disruptions, misdirected pee pee (my son’s, not mine), ending with a flood of sick kids and grumpy parents at clinic.  All excellent reasons in my book to ignore the leftovers in the fridge and head out for dinner. Since the restaurant was adjacent to a local shopping … Continue reading