Friday, November 15, 2013


We have a rule that the kid can't swear until she is 16.

She knows this. But she is trying to see how far she can go.

Last night, we were talking about Hitler. Our choice of bedtime topics is odd but that's a whole other story. Regardless, after hearing about his obsession with blond hair and blue eyes she asked what he looked like. I explained that he had brown hair, brown eyes and his grandmother was Jewish. Her response - and this is a quote - "What the f-word?"

We have since had a discussion about the fact that sometimes saying f-word is the same as saying the actual word. Hopefully that lesson will stick.

In the meantime, I hope she enjoys The Book Thief.

Monday, November 11, 2013

I'm still learning...

The kid turned nine last month. You'd think by now I'd have the basic parenting skills down. But I'm still learning!

For example, last night I woke up to the kid vomiting. She wanted a barf bucket. I was still 3/4 asleep so I gave her what I had closest - a clear Rubbermaid container. Which she later barfed in while I held it. Not my smartest move.