Parenting Confession 1001

I have to confess one of my many areas of weakness as a parent: I can't draw with sidewalk chalk. Please direct your eyes at exhibit A below. This was supposed to be a frog. Jonathan mentioned its striking similarity to a frog who met a semi.

This masterpiece was supposed to be a dinosaur. It's possible that they are extinct as a result of embarrassment.

So obviously, any artistic talent I pass on to my family will be recessive. Fortunately, I still know how to operate a motor vehicle, locate a McDonalds, and read a story - all skills prized by your average preschooler. I think that we will muddle through.


Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day!

We are so grateful for our freedom and to those who continue to preserve it.


Hulk Hands

Did you know they make green play sand? Those people at Crayola are pure geniuses.

I know this looks like the bargain basement sandbox, but really, I'm just trying to make it obvious to the neighborhood cats that this is not a rest stop.

An additional humorous bonus of the green play sand is that it sticks to Jackson's hands and makes them HULK HANDS! He didn't think this was nearly as funny as I did, but he prefers the Dirt Avenger as his personal super hero. You know the one with dual Swiffer Dust Phasers and a Dustbuster jet pack.