When the kids are little, it’s all about taking care of them and giving them everything they need to thrive and be happy. But then when they get older it’s time for parents to start having some fun…and maybe at their kids’ expense.
It’s OK — moms and dads have earned the right to embarrass their children…
Jordyn Leopold’s dad Jordan is a defenseman in the National Hockey League and for the last season he’s played in Ohio, a long way from their family’s home in Minnesota. And before that, over the course of his 13-year career, he has played for six other teams.
Needless to say, his family is accustomed to him being far away for unfortunately long stretches of time.
But they’re over it. At least 11-year-old Jordyn is. She’s had enough and so she decided to do something about it.
Most parents have dreams for their children to be successful. To be happy. To be independent.
For parents of children with autism, they fear that this dream is out of reach. This is a story, wonderfully told by NationSwell, about a father just like so many out there who was having trouble imagining what the future would hold for his autistic son.
John D’Eri says…
I don’t want him to sit in a room and have people have to take care of him. I want him to have a life.
He has two sons.
They are just eighteen months apart. One son, is what society might call typical. His name is Tom. He says…
Even though babies are adept at looking like they want to kill you, it’s fairly safe to assume that they don’t actually want to. They have a fairly limited set of desires and destroying other people isn’t generally considered by professionals to be among them.
Of course this doesn’t mean that they’re full of kindness and beneficence, either. They don’t want to hurt anybody, but they’re not particularly empathetic either.
Not everyone seems to be aware of this blance, however, as is evidenced by a note that was recently sent home from day care along with 9-month-old Baby Samantha. It’s nothing short of absurd…
Samantha has been playing roughly and aggressively with the other babies; they will be crying and upset but she is smiling and enjoying herself — even our using firm voices to tell her it’s not OK to hurt her friends and remove her from area, she is smiling and going right back. Can you help us out by maybe discouraging her to not play roughly with her friends and her dog.
What?! A baby who doesn’t notice that other babies are crying and who just wants to laugh and play?
When comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee became moms, they didn’t quit comedy, but their material definitely changed. The duo started a monthly show called The Pump and Dump where they commiserate with other moms about the daily ups and downs of parenting.
As part of their show, they ask mothers to write down the strangest things their kids have said or done. Here are just a few of the outrageous stories from moms in the trenches…