Maybe it's because Halloween is almost upon us that I have monsters on my mind. Perhaps you have seen one in the grocery store, the mall, or (as we all have occasionally) lurking about in your own home.
Whether you have one or ten kids, parenting is exhausting. It is a full time job about which you must be relentless. But in case you're feeling too weary for the task, here is my recipe for creating your own little monster.
Whip in a steady flow of popular culture--uncensored and unsupervised. Sprinkle in rudeness with pinches of bad sportsmanship and/or bad manners.
Serving Suggestion: The following ingredients are optional but should be omitted for reaching maximum monster capacity. Follow instructions below:
Simmer for 18 years (or longer) at an even, steady temperature to prevent any and all discomfort.
Serving size: One Monster (but don't worry, you will get your fill).
After Halloween is over, most monsters will disappear. Follow this fool proof recipe, however, and you will have enough monster to last a lifetime.
"If a child is corrected, he becomes wise. But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother."
--Proverbs 29:15 (NIRV)