"I don’t want to be a bad mom, but I think there is something to the saying, 'absence makes the heart grow fonder.' Wanting the kids to go back to their school-year routine isn’t because I don’t love them; it’s because I do. I think it’s good for us to miss each other a little bit — as opposed to the summer routine, which includes never missing them at all because they are always, constantly, ceaselessly there," wrote Molly Cavanaugh. "These mixed emotions were really starting to make me feel like I was failing parenting. And then research came to my rescue." Read more
"Lucy has a very loose tooth. I didn't think it was possible at her age, but I Googled it and we're fine.
"I remember at the slightest wiggle, begging my dad to just rip my tooth out with brute force so I could get in on the Tooth Fairy's fat cash. Lucy's tooth, however, is dangling on a pathetic last thread and she won't let me even breathe near it. It's just swaying there, mocking me. And I've tried to entice her with the delights of the Tooth Fairy, but there's one little problem.
"She's too little to have a freaking clue what I'm talking about.