CERTAINLY His

I remember the moment with a mixture of pride-filled validation as well as shame. I had just arrived back at school after a morning pre-Kindergarten field trip with my five-year-old son. As the children were set loose on the playground to let out their wiggles, one of my son’s sweet classmates cuddled up against myContinue reading “CERTAINLY His”

PEACEFULLY His

“Shhhh!” Johnathan urgently whispered. “There’s a fake man sleeping in my room!” My then-four-year-old caught me off-guard with his instructions. On the one hand, he was adamant that everyone in the house conform to his imaginary world; on the other hand, his own words betrayed him when he described the man as “fake.”    IContinue reading “PEACEFULLY His”

AGREEABLY His

“Johnathan! Why did you just stick your tongue out at me?” Rachel yelled. “I didn’t!” he replied indignantly. “I was just stretching it!” And there it is, folks — a disagreement in the Carlson household. Let’s just admit it and face it: our world is ripe with disagreements these days. I don’t know about you,Continue reading “AGREEABLY His”