Behavior

France is coming!

France is coming!

We started prepping my son, Eddie, for the arrival of our international exchange student a week ahead of time. We explained that a young man named Pierre would stay with us for three months. He understood the situation, but our boy insisted on saying, “France is coming!” over and over again. He learned to find France on a map. We…
Trust, but verify

Trust, but verify

My mother-in-law takes my 3 year-old son at his word. That’s admirable. It’s cute, even. If he says he doesn’t have to go to the bathroom, well, by golly that must be what he means. If he says he wants macaroni and cheese for lunch, she expects that is truly what he wants to eat. If he says he ate…