The past week has been particularly full: A robotics tournament. A water polo tournament. A regional science fair. A championship basketball game. A park district basketball game that Johnny thought was a championship game. A Confirmation. 4 trips to the airport. Visits from 4 college students, 2 graduate school students, my in-laws, my sister-in-law, my mother.

And a stray cat we’ve named Pedro.

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Modern Parenting

I’ve been a mother for 24 years now. There are some things that I do really well. I love reading to my kids. I make delicious homemade rolls and I know some fantastic camp songs. I’m always up for a road trip or a Wheel of Fortune, though recently we’ve been watching The Joy of Painting.

But there are multiple entries on the other side of the parenting spectrum. Close to the top: I’m a terrible Tooth Fairy.

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