The Adventures of the Super Kids: Anticipating the Baby

“I’m going to the doctor,” Mom says. “Why?” Happy Boy asks, using his favorite word. “So he can check on the baby,” Mom answers. “Be good for Dad while I’m gone.” “Will he take out the baby today?” Sassy Girl asks. “No, it’s still too early.” Sassy Girl pouts. She wasn’t sure about having a … Read more

The Adventures of the Super Kids: Friendly Boy’s Appetite

Friendly Boy loves to have fun. He loves to watch his shows and play with his siblings and build with blocks. He loves to make Mom and Dad laugh and he loves to charm everyone with his smile. But there is one thing Friendly Boy is very serious about: Mealtime. “I don’t like that,” Happy … Read more

Birthday in Isolation

How do you celebrate your birthday in isolation? This was the question I faced when I realized having an early-May birthday meant celebrating with social restrictions. As an introverted homebody, you would think staying home wouldn’t be a problem. But I wanted my birthday to be different from other days. Plus, Brett took the day … Read more

The Adventures of the Super Kids: Friendly Boy Practices His Powers

Friendly Boy can’t sit still. Where there are friends to be made, he needs to make them. Church is a great place to make friends. He sees the 12-year-old girl across the aisle. Without hesitation, he approaches. Noticing him, she gives him a shy smile. Friendly Boy employs his superpowers. He flashes his wide grin. … Read more

The Adventures of the Super Kids: Cake

“I want a pirate cake for my birthday,” Happy Boy says—eight months before turning four-years-old. “And Sassy Girl wants a cat cake.” The order doesn’t change. At least twice a week, Happy Boy makes the same statement. Sassy Girl’s birthday is only three months away, but Mommy doesn’t know how to make a cat cake. … Read more

The Adventures of the Super Kids: Preschool, Part 2

Happy Boy is happy when he’s learning. Even though Mom tells him that it’s summer vacation and they aren’t having preschool, he wants to learn. So she buys him a small workbook. He finishes it, cover to cover, in two hours. She buys a large workbook. He finishes it in two days. Aunt Kissa buys … Read more