Archive for January 2009
For at least the two months of my son’s life, his screaming would drive me nuts. My blood pressure would shoot through the roof, my heart would pound, I’d have the overwhelming urge to run far away, and the Hulk had nothing on the rage I felt toward my little bundle of frustration. His screams, attributable to nothing I could conceive other than possibly tired (not hungry, not uncomfortable, not sick), were like an endlessly ringing phone with a really annoying ring tone.
A parent should never have to watch their child die, but that’s exactly what has happened to Christine and Kevin O’Brien.
There are countless magazine articles, self-help videos, and sites on the internet offering advice for how to save money for your children’s future. Educational savings accounts and the like can be helpful and are important topics that someone more knowledgeable than I can cover. The most important things, though, are simple and should precede and guide more complicated decisions. They are especially relevant in these times of economic uncertainty. Following these basic tips will help you save for your children’s future and teach them good habits by example at the same time.
I’d like to keep the political content of the Amazing Pudding as low as possible, but I thought this video from the Bush girls to their father was well worth sharing. As an author at Dad-o-Matic put it, “At the end of the day, like him or not, even the President of the United States of America is still just a dad”.
Is there any human-produced sound as wonderful as a child’s giggle?