Gamer Kids: Hopscotch

I don’t like mornings. This morning I liked mornings even less.

“I told her “No, maybe later,” and awaited the plaintive butwhys. They came, and I endured, eyes still closed tight against the bright day. Not right now, not this early. Surely we can wait until at least afternoon to play video games.”

Read more at my Babble blog.

How I Nearly Ruined Christmas: A True Story.

The day  was supposed to be easy. We were just going to go get a Christmas tree at a lot. Instead…

“We sat in the Denny’s and while my wife looked for another lot, I sat in frustrated, moody monotonous silence, occasionally snapping at the kids when they got too loud. Every word out of my mouth was resentful. I was a joy to be around.”

Read more at my Babble blog: “How I Nearly Ruined Christmas“.