Golf Balls, Eight Year Olds & Dual Paned Windows by Crissi Langwell
"There is a lesson in every moment with your child. There’s the lesson that milky cheerios will stick to the wall like superglue if not cleaned up immediately. There’s the lesson that if you don’t spell out chores for your child, they will not come up with the idea to clean by themselves. There’s the lesson that new jeans will have holes in the knees in two week’s time, and sooner if they are not on sale. There’s the lesson that the dinners that take the longest to make will be picked at by your kid before you finally allow them to feed it to the dog. And there’s the lesson that whenever you are running late to get out the door, that is when your child will need to go to the bathroom…..the second kind.
And then there’s the lesson I learned today, the lesson that golf balls, 8 year olds, and the grandparents’ dual pane windows do not mix."
Taken from the popular blog, winecountrymom.com, Crissi Langwell shares a series of essays that offer a glimpse into her single parent family - from golf balls through windows, to battling moody tween days, to fitting in time for romance while raising kids on her own.
Crissi Langwell lives in Petaluma, California with her husband and their blended family of three kids, as well as two whiny cats and a ridiculous teenage dog. Her books include novel A Symphony of Cicadas, novel Forever Thirteen, poetry book Everything I Am Not Saying, and a collection of true parenting stories titled Golf Balls, Eight Year Olds & Dual Paned Windows. Visit her website at CrissiLangwell.com.