So, Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

Katie sits at the breakfast bar eating her cereal this morning.  She is not long up.  I look over and she has a sad face – lip curled and everything.

“What’s wrong?”, I ask her.

“I have to get shots”, she replied.

This was news to me.  I hadn’t heard she needed any shots.

“When?”, I inquired.

“When I go to middle school”.

Katie is currently in second grade.  Second grade!

The last thing she should be worrying about is getting shots for middle school.  At the same time it’s amazing that that’s the next big thing she is actually worried about.

I seized the moment as a teaching moment and pulled up a passage from Matthew 6 on my phone so she could read it with me.

So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Matthew 6:34 NLT




I love a good fire.

It was so cold outside on Friday night, but with the fire blazing hot it didn’t matter.

There’s something about a roaring outdoor fire that encourages great conversation.

We sat around with friends, roasting marshmallows, making s’mores, and talking.

The world was a better place by the time the night was over.



Blue Bunny Egg Cups


Katie had to have her boiled egg in a bunny egg cup tonight. A blue bunny egg cup at that.

All our kids love a soft boiled egg that they can dunk their toast into. I’ve often thought someone should bottle and sell runny egg yolk. We’d buy it.


Parents, 6yr Olds and R-Rated Movies


If your 6 year old likes to go watch R-Rated movies on their own (or with a posse of 6 year old friends), a new rule is in force that may impact the little rascal.

After 6PM, they must be accompanied by an adult if they wish to watch R-Rated movies. Also, it seems like their younger siblings will miss out altogether.

If that’s an inconvenience (I know many parents don’t have time in the evenings to accompany their children to the cinema) you could always stay home and give your precious little ones access to unrestricted cable TV instead.


I’m a zombie!

Trips to Urgent Care are always unexpected, especially when cuts and blood are involved.

Katie was so brave tonight. Four stitches were needed in her chin after falling off a see-saw today at school.

She missed her school concert unfortunately, but nothing some frozen yoghurt will not fix.

Her first comment after seeing the photo was that she looked like a zombie!


So Busted


So we suspected the boys were searching the house for their Christmas presents every time we turned our backs.

Tonight I used a hair to secure the door where I have some gifts stashed. When I checked later in the evening, it was no surprise to see that the seal had been broken.


Of course, these allegations are being denied and unfortunately we do not the resources to carry out DNA tests, finger-printing or even polygraph exams.

All we have is good old parental instinct, a broken hair, and knowing exactly what I got up to when I was their age.


Loveliest Indian with the Loveliest Indian


We went to Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill tonight. Amazing food and most delightful company.