Wednesday, February 2, 2011


This is Middle Son.
This is Middle Son doing his homework.
This is Middle Son's homework.
Youngest Daughter would like to show you that
the washer and dryer go right here.
This is Middle Son's father overseeing Middle Son's homework.
Father does not feel compassion when Middle Son complains that the project is too hard.
Father does not step in and do Middle Son's work for him when he says he can't do it.
Father's heart does not twist inside him when Middle Son says he is going to die 
if he can't go outside and play with his friends.
And when Middle Son says he can't stand school and he'll never need it and everything he's learning will never do him any good and all he wants to do the rest of his life is ride his bike and be with his friends, 
Father has one response.
He laughs.
Oh, it is good to have a little Father-supervision when it comes to Middle Son and school work.
Very good, indeed.


  1. Dad's have that laugh that is! When I laugh at my middle school dauhgter I am in big big trouble. This makes me laugh again though......only secretly! XOXO

  2. Seriously. I've read this post 4 times. {your posts get delivered to my email, and you're in my google reader} And each time I just laugh. This is the best. Life with children boiled down to its bare essence. Priceless post.

    Truly, I do think before Erma Bombeck left this world for the next, she handed you her talents. Your sense of humor is so refreshing...and spot on.

  3. Thanks for posting on my blog March.
    But I am having problems learning all of this Blog thing ! lol
    I got ur comment in my mail, but not on blog page. perhaps u could tell me how to fix this.

    Your page is so nice. Your son is handsome.
    So many good things is your life !

  4. btw, I just figured it out ! lol
    thanks for taking the time to post.
    Taking pic's mostly of my animals. I have 2 cats and 1 dog.
    now back to reading ur page !