Would you rather write with a pencil and paper or type on a laptop? Would you rather write alone in a silent isolated room or surround by people in a busy public space? Would you rather write fiction or non-fiction? Would you rather be sucked into the world in the page of a book or… Continue reading Would you rather…
Would you rather drive or fly? Would you rather take a boat or a train? Would you rather tropical or not? Would you rather travel in summer, winter, spring or fall? Would you rather a relaxing vacation or partying? Would you rather all-inclusive or a guided tour? Would you rather travel alone or with another… Continue reading Would you rather…?
Would you rather be a ghost or a poltergeist? Would you rather be a bat or a black cat? Would you rather be the haunter or the haunted? Would you rather be a skeleton or a mummy? Would you rather ride a broom or change into a bat? Would you rather be a pumpkin or… Continue reading A Ghost Inspired “would you rather?
If I asked you to live a secret life what would you say? For me, that question will haunt me till the day my secret life kills me. I can still see the young naïve me sitting in that roadside diner booth staring doe-eyed at the intimidating figure in front of me. I remember whispering… Continue reading Secret Life or No Secret Life
When I asked him what it meant to him when I said “secret life” he answered seamlessly. He said, “Desert Island.” I snapped my eyes in his direction to see if he was joking, but his demeanor was serious and thoughtful. “Desert Island?” I asked, but he just smiled and nodded. Before I could… Continue reading His Response
Do you encourage your children to believe in mystery and magic? Perhaps you believe in it yourself. I have a great love for doors that open to secret worlds and as such I try to encourage my boy’s imaginations to open up worlds of their own. Whether it’s dragons, fairies, unicorns, Santa or the Easter… Continue reading Imaginative History
We have had the penis and vagina talk: boys have a penis and girls have a vagina. My older boy knows that babies grow in mommy’s tummies. However, he had never inquired about how the baby got into or out of mommy’s tummy. I was content to leave those details out of the picture. At… Continue reading Raising Boy: The Penis Chronicles Presents Those Questions
I have shared a couple of list posts in the last little while, but I wanted to make this one a bit more. I started listing these questions and couldn’t help but be drawn in by them so I took the time to provide my answers and my husbands as well. If you could invite… Continue reading Not Just another List Post
Parents Canada August/September 2016 edition published a short piece that I had written about my own experience with a curious son asking about body parts. My parenting adventures with questions about the penis and the vagina didn’t end with that article though. The body questions continue as do the blunders. In the not so distance… Continue reading A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter V for Vagina