Hannah is sitting on the floor in front of the Christmas tree, wearing a Santa hat, singing, “la, la, la, la, life’s a happy dream”. She is only 6. There are 20 little kids her age who had life stolen from them before they even got to Christmas this year.
Kind of disconcerting when driving and Nathanael is yelling “Go, go, go!” from the back seat as soon as the lights turn green.
I got to spend my Friday with my two girls at their school fun day yesterday. In Connecticut parents are being told their children have been murdered by an evil young man with a gun. Heartbroken for them, gutted that this world contains such evil, thankful for my own kids and at a loss to know why these things happen.
From Hannah at dinner this evening: “Dad, why are you being nocturnal?”
(I have been on night shift)
(Apparently she learned about nocturnal animals on the “Wot Wots“)
New CDC Study on Sexual Assault: Preteen Boys and Adolescent Girls are Most at Risk
Illustrator Dave DeVries started with a simple question: What would a child’s drawing look like if it were painted realistically?
At lunch time I happened to used the word ‘complicated’, Hannah boldly announced that she knew what complicated means: “it means you can’t poo!”
I’ve acquired a very irritating alarm clock – little person who climbs into our bed, lies horizontally across it and proceeds to kick me until I get up and get him his morning milk!
Hannah (referring to me and Heather): “You guys should now everything ’cause you’ve been here since the dinosaurs”