reader mail

Today, an inquiry from a reader: “Please tell me it’s normal to have to scream JUST DON’T TOUCH HIM! several times a day at reasonably full volume.”

Yes, Virginia, it is.

At least I hope so, since just this morning, I announced to my two boys that 2010 was going to be the Year of Not Touching Maggie and Just Leaving Her ALONE.

I then had to explain to the boys the whole concept of New Year’s resolutions. I have, through this experience, discovered it is much more rewarding to impose resolutions on others than on oneself. For Maggie, 2010 will be the Year of the Potty. The boys, as seen above. David will find 2010 the Year of Payback for Having Given Me a PajamaGram. And so on.

Keep those letters coming!

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zena December 28, 2009 at 9:49 pm

As a mom of 3 boys under the age of 7, I have to also yell "NO TOUCHING EACH OTHER" numerous times a day. 'Virginia' is soooo not alone. Glad to know i'm not, either.


Eye to the Soul December 29, 2009 at 2:05 am

I think you are hilarious! I think I will have the YEAR OF ACCEPTANCE. I can accept that laundry lives on two mountains; the left of the washer is the dirty and the right of the dryer is the clean. I can accept my cupboards display food art, there are fuzzies that group on chair legs, and that I above all am not perfect!


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