July 19, 2017

I saw a kid carrying a pillow into the movie theater the other day and it reminded me of when my parents took me along when they saw Out of Africa in the theater. I brought a pillow so I could nap. I looked it up and that movie came out when I was 7.

Maybe that's what we are doing wrong with our kids. We never allow them to be "7 year old sitting through Out of Africa" bored. I think that level of bored is good preparation for real life.

Also, maybe that's how I developed my napping skillz.

I constantly think our kids are going to be so disappointed that life isn't their personal amusement park. Can you imagine how difficult i...

June 27, 2017

With the passing of another school year my social media feed has once again been cluttered with the most annoying, and, I argue, harmful, pictures of children.

What is so annoying about these pictures? They are filled with an abundance of caps and gowns.

Am I anti-education? Anti-celebration? No.

I’m anti-ridiculous.

See, I don’t mind a cap and gown on someone graduating from high school or college. In fact, I applaud those images and the milestones they signify.

You know what isn’t a significant milestone? Passing kindergarten. I’m sorry, it’s just not. So why are we having so many kindergarten graduations? And why are there 5...

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