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.
For as long as I can remember, I have always had a lot of peoplearound me. With two brothers and five sisters, a crowd was unavoidable. Even after the nest began to empty, my mother was very deliberate about gathering the family: Christmas, Easter and a weekly Sunday fried chicken dinner if my memory serves me correctly.
It wasn't until I was about 15 that I realized the toothbrush holder in the bathroom was almost bare: just my brother's and mine remained and I didn't like it.