I love this time of year when family gets together and memories of past Thanksgivings and Christmases are shared around the dinner table. My family is used to ‘interesting items’ showing up on our dinner table.
I have to admit it’s been a tumultuous month. I like the way that word “tumultuous” rolls around in my head. It perfectly describes the surrounding chaos I continuously strive to control, albeit in vain.
Once you become a parent, the heartstring emotions surrounding your child’s “firsts” never leave you; nor does the tug of war inside ever get easier! Parenting manuals rarely include a chapter on handling the emotions that accompany our children’s “firsts”.
The dog days of summer are upon us. Time to enjoy the gorgeous weather, grill some burgers and dogs, shuck some corn on the cob, break open a can of baked beans and call it…Dinner!! Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?
Doesn’t the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday conjure up images of the Norman Rockwell painting where those infamously happy family members gather around the table waiting to be served the delicious turkey Grandmother is placing in the center of the tab?
“How can you be insane and stupid at the same time?” my son mused. “And is there a difference between insanely stupid and stupidly insane?”
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