Friday, September 17, 2010


Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

It's also my daughter's Sweet Sixteenth birthday. I don't think the two are related.

That's her over there, by the way. My, how she's grown. And yes, her hair has green streaks. Your monitor is not going on the fritz.

At least she has nothing pierced ... yet.



He gets satellite radio for free by tilting his head and looking south.

Her morning makeup routine doesn't require much in the way of foundation, but calls for a lot of silver polish and a burnishing cloth.

While swimming in the local lake, he caught four bass and a water snake.

The school was putting on "The Wizard of Oz" and your son was given the part of The Tin Woodsman. He didn't need the costume.

When the wind is blowing just right, she can whistle show tunes through her navel.

None of his friends will come over during a thunderstorm.

She trips over her earlobe.

You realize the best way to keep her in the house is by installing a giant magnet.

His friends have to yell to be heard over the noise when they walk next to him.

When she laughs, milk squirts out her nose ... and her eyebrow ... and her lips.

[selected from Chris White's Top Five on Parenting; edits and additions by Mark Raymond]


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