The Craft From Hell

Valentine Brkich March 1, 2012

“You guys wanna do a craft?!” my wife says to the kids, just as we finish up another exhausting family dinner. My children, who, for the last hour or so, have been whining and complaining about their food as if it were cough-syrup-covered cockroaches, suddenly spring to life and yell out in joyous approval. “YAY! A CRAFT!!!” Since…

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The Battle of Dinnertime

Valentine Brkich November 11, 2011

“More thoy thauce, peas!” yells my son, the salty brown liquid running down his chin and dripping onto his plastic bib. Just moments before, he put the tiny dish of soy sauce up to his mouth and slurped it down as if it was leftover milk in a bowl of cereal. We had given it to him to use as…

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Daddy’s Little Demon

Valentine Brkich August 19, 2011

“Just hold the dress open and I’ll shove her down into it!” I said to my wife. We were late in leaving for a wedding, one in which my 3 ½-year-old was to be the flower girl. However, at the moment, she was a demonic creature from the Netherworld. And she was dead set against putting on that…

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