MOTHERING THE BOYS OF SUMMER

WATER IS A MIRACLE CURE. If they’re cranky, turn on a sprinkler, hand them water balloons or spray them with a hose. If it’s after 5pm, stick them in the tub. I don’t know how it works, but I don’t know how rocket science works, either. My place is not to question but to embrace the miracle.

FIRST BORNS vs. LAST BORNS

When you are raising three kids, birth order becomes a real “thing” My boys are all very quick and more than happy to point out when one gets preferential treatment. But they know the answer to the question “Am I your favorite?” is “YES!” – to all of them.