Are We There Yet? (May 2012)

Are We There Yet? (May 2012)

Death, taxes -- and summer-camp scheduling

Here’s how a conversation with my son went the other day:

Me: “What kind of summer camps would you like to sign up for this year?”

Son: “None. Maybe baseball.”

Me: “So, your plan is to shoot some hoops, maybe watch TV all summer?”

Son: No response. (Selective hearing kicks in.)

Good workout for the kids: Shadow mom for a day

My working-mom friend (yes, we all are) relayed this story to me the other day:

Her 4-year-old daughter, while watching cartoons, announced one morning that she had changed her mind about becoming a dancer and a princess when she grows up.

“I just want to be a mom,” she said.

Touched, her mom said “awww” and reached out to give her a hug.