Moonlighting as a prison guard

That title is what it feels like these days, walking around with too many keys on my chain. Like I’m working as a prison guard… don’t prison guards keep a lot of keys on their chains? Think Shawshank Redemption… lol 😜

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How embarrassing

I do something embarrassing on most days of the week and it pains me to admit this.

It is embarrassing enough that, if someone comes home while I’m doing it, I stop. I may even leave the room…

It doesn’t matter that my partner says he doesn’t care. I care. It’s embarrassing when he’s in the same room as me.

“I don’t care”, he says while seating himself at the nearby dining table, turning on his ipad.

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How after dinner snacking led to more help with chores

I observed an emerging after-dinner pattern in my son yesterday.

This pattern has been developing for a while, but I don’t think I paid conscious attention to it until last night. We were sitting at the table, digesting, when my son got up and helped himself to a handful of nuts from the counter.

snacking nuts

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