I’m Not Stubborn!

I’d rather have eaten a can of worms than have my hair washed. And my parents would have gladly fed them to me rather than wrestled with me to wash it. We didn’t have modern conveniences like indoor plumbing, walk-in showers, and bathtubs. We had electricity, though, thanks to one of my dad’s many skills.… Continue reading I’m Not Stubborn!

When Apologizing is like Eating Dirt

I’ll never forget that day. My brother, Kenny and I were left alone while mom and daddy went to the grocery store. Because my youngest brother, Leonard was too young to stay with us, he always got to go and Kenny and I always had to stay home. Kenny is four-teen months younger than I… Continue reading When Apologizing is like Eating Dirt

Voice of a Strong-willed Child

I was born this way. I don’t come with instructions. So, listen very carefully. I will fight you. I will run from you. I will scream and yell at you. I will make the neighbors think you’re killing me. I will drive you utterly insane. Love me anyway. Don’t try to change me, break me,… Continue reading Voice of a Strong-willed Child