Shopping With Teens

  Ah, the secret delight I experienced every time one of my oldest three daughters took their younger sisters shopping for a dress for a special occasion. After a particular stressful shopping trip, they would stumble through the door, complaining about their hard to please younger sibling. Typically, they’d roll their  eyes and sputter, “…… Continue reading Shopping With Teens

Comic Drama: Shopping with Teenage Girls

Her older sister rolled her eyes and sputtered,” Do you want to know what kind of dress she wanted me to buy?!” It was and still is an educational experience for one of my adult daughters to shop with a younger sister. After a particular stressful shopping trip, they would stumble through the door, complaining… Continue reading Comic Drama: Shopping with Teenage Girls

Wearing Outlandish Clothes in Public

 I was very particular about what my oldest kids wore but by the time my youngest two came along my philosophy about child rearing changed drastically  I was not as particular about what society thought and happy to let them dress themselves and learn while they did. So often they played in a striped cotton shirt…… Continue reading Wearing Outlandish Clothes in Public

Everything Was A BIG DEAL

When all nine kids were still under twenty, everything was a big deal. Just to feed, clothe and house the eleven members of our family required energy, stamina and organization.  Everyone had to co-operate because after dinner, dishes, kitchen clean-up, homework and homework help, lunches, bath time, story time and bedtime all begged for attention at the very same time.   No task was simple. For…… Continue reading Everything Was A BIG DEAL

It is payback time! Now you know what your dad and I went through. 

  Ah, the wicked delight I experienced every time my oldest three daughters took their younger sisters shopping for a dress for a special occasion like a grade eight or twelve graduation. grade eight or twelve graduation. After a particular stressful shopping trip, they stumble through the door, complaining about their hard to please sibling. Typically,they roll their