I hate that my kids are confident. Yeah it means I’m probably a decent parent, but there are drawbacks… I will be completely up front about my hesitation as my oldest girl of four girls just entered teenage-hood. In a couple of years I may be the guy on the couch of the shrink saying “It was all going great until one day….” ..A common … Continue reading Confident Children
Mine? (Inspired by the seagulls in Finding Nemo of course..) You won’t know how Wealthy you were until the day of your funeral and you won’t be there, the rest of us will… What do you want people to say about you that day? In North America we’ve fallen for a Myth: Wealth is the Accumulation of my Possessions. My daughter Ailish came around the … Continue reading Mine?
Neela Neela…… I’m starting to get some grey hair and I know where it’s coming from. We’re driving around town the other day and Neela asks me “Dad, are you in love with anyone?” I just look at her. She now has the attention of my other girls in the car. I say wryly “Of course I am! I’m in love with you!” She starts … Continue reading “But I love him dad!”
Neela is five. She’s my last girl (I think). Our three older daughters have at least something of their mother in them. Sweetness and decency and caution. They are all different from each other of course but they share this thing that stops them just short of (trying to think of the words to describe)…well… Neela. My mom says Neela reminds her of me when … Continue reading Dear Neela: Confidence is Good, but so is Common Sense
Don’t we all envy whole hearted people? I mean people who can somehow walk into a situation where they know that doing the right thing or standing up for a cause means taking a beating for it? They walk in with a rueful smile and out with one and do the same thing the next day too. These are people I want in my corner. … Continue reading The Whole Hearted. Shame on You!