Blood but no band-aid? You need a first aid kit

The other day I had an accident at the ballpark where one of my kids was umping.

homemade first aid kits

Yes it was me the accident happened to, not a kid. I was merely chauffeuring my kid to his job, and I managed to hurt myself there. Sometimes, accidents happen to sports moms, too.

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Give an inch, take a mile

This is a lesson my family is challenged with. All of us.

Case in point: sometimes, kids take a mile when they’re given an inch. I know this isn’t earth-shattering news in the world of parenting, but there you have it.

(And by default, a younger sibling is watching, and copying, much of the behaviour. Younger siblings then push their own boundaries, as if they’re testing to see whether the same rules will apply to them, too.)

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Texting kids and the current social climate

Everyone knows that siblings bicker, fight, and argue, right? Sometimes they insult each other, too. I happen to have a boy and a girl so I’m privy of this little irritation especially during the winding down of something – approaching a break, a change in grade or sports, some major event.

Bottom line is they love each other fiercely even if they call each other idiots* and morons* twenty times a day.

Right? ๐Ÿ™„

Sigh…

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Another thing to love about tweens

Tweens eagerly embrace independence, right? I know both my kids do, but particularly my older one. He’s 12, had a part-time job this past hockey season, finally owns his own phone, and has been taking public transit to and from school for months now.

He’s also taking me on a pretty fast and furious roller coaster. Not literally, of course…but there you have it. The teenage years are on the threshold…

Ha.

It’s probably not a secret that some tween kids aren’t crazy about school. Maybe some areย  (my 9yo), but there are probably a fair amount that would prefer to wile away their days anywhere but IN school. Like this 12yo boy of mine…if there’s a chance to miss school he’ll gladly take it!

On the weekend I told him about an appointment I made for him at 2 pm on Monday afternoon.

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