Brian Gordon...redefining the reasons we sometimes want to flip our kids off! Note: all images are sourced from the book Fowl Language: Winging It: The Art of Imperfect Parenting by Brian Gordon.
Some people have trouble being cooped up. Even if it isn't in a tiny space and even if they don't suffer from claustrophobia. Take my kid for example...sitting still is a challenge. He'd rather be running his mouth and legs off all at once and flit between shadowing bowling, getting jiggy with it and talking... Continue Reading →
If anyone's ever been tasked with getting their kid out of bed on a Monday morning, especially in winter, will know what that kid would look like as a drunk adult. The lurching, the groaning, the guttural sounds coming from their throat, the near vampire-like sensitivity to light...the whole shebang! You have a mini- facsimile... Continue Reading →
I admit, I should be caffeined up before doing anything pertaining to my child on weekday mornings. Actually that's a good rule of thumb to follow all through now that I look back on the last 10 years. Like every kid on a "winter" morning, he was snuggling deeper under the covers and refusing to... Continue Reading →
Yesterday TO was in a bit of a defiant mood and decided to test the waters by flouting the rules and diktats laid out. I did the only thing that I do when yelling isn't an option; I stopped talking to him. It was quite a bit of a blessed silence for Red am sure.... Continue Reading →