Tag Archives: Parenting

Little Eddie Gein

True stories are the best kinds of stories and this, I think, is no different. A while ago my elder brother dropped a bit of a bomb on me. He claims to have gone to school with none other than … Continue reading

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Digitus Impudicus: A Story In Pictures

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BAMBI An Age Appropriate Sex Education Film

Although rarely used, “twitterpated” is one of my favorite words. It is evocative of the commonly recognized cartoonish image of a concussed individual with his head being circled by twittering birds. Pate refers to the head while twitter refers to … Continue reading

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Laying Over

The Politically Correct expression “co-sleeping” (resulting in the death of a child) bears the implication that blame is somehow shared by the baby. Nothing could be further from the truth. It used to be called “laying over”. Laying over is … Continue reading

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Freedom

A child died not long ago. It doesn’t matter which child exactly, as these tragedies happen, woefully, quite regularly, every few days or perhaps even hours. She was only three. In a flash of absolute freedom she dashed into the … Continue reading

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The Gossamer Thread

I once read an allegorical piece that compared parenting to a gossamer thread on a spool. The parent holds the fixed end and the child holds the spool. The child goes bravely forth, happily unwinding the thread. When he discovers … Continue reading

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Raising the Roof

Follow if you can. I shall make magic in your imagination. I shall magically turn you into a giant. You are now 200 feet tall. We go for a stroll. We come upon an old fashioned one-room schoolhouse. Since you … Continue reading

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