Taming the Easter Excess

So, this is what my seven-year-old asked the Easter Bunny to bring her this weekend: Julie Albright, a $110 US “historical 1970s” doll from American Girl. Cue a small explosion in my brain. “The Easter Bunny does not have a workshop with elves who make toys. The Easter Bunny brings chocolate only,” I told her. …

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I Want to Watch Olaf the Snowman Melt and Die

The last straw came with this announcement from my seven-year-old daughter: “Uh, Mom, my jacket is ripped again.” “Noooo!” I moaned. “Please, not the winter jacket!” “My jacket is way too small,” chirped her older sister. “Your jacket is just fine,” I told her. Then I took a good look at both of them, standing …