As a parent, you gasp when your child hits any new milestone. Intellectually, you know it’s going to happen, but emotionally many of us trick ourselves into believing each phase is going to last forever.
Growing up, my parents knew I was a sensitive kid. I was shielded from childhood terror movies such as “Bambi” and “Dumbo” that depicted horrible things happening to the parents of the young and innocent. I begged to see “Bambi,” but was never allowed. Alas, I have never seen it to this day, nor do I plan to.
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Look for sesame seeds in the American diet and you’re most likely to find them as an edible decoration sprinkled on a hamburger bun. But the tiny ivory-colored seed may actually be one of the oldest condiments and one of the most nutritious seeds known to man.
Life’s biggest lessons always seem to come out of the biggest mistakes, and the riskiest decisions. They’re the type of lesson that can pack a wallop — in growing pains, but also in richness of what we learn about ourselves and others.
He’s an elf, sent by Santa to stalk our children, playing Big Brother, tattling if the kids are leaning toward the naughty. But this year, he has thrown us under the bus. Not the kids, but my husband and me.