"I love my kids." That is not only a fact, it's a mantra that will be used by millions of us parents over and over again in the coming "panic zone months": That anxiety-ridden span of time in a parent's life that starts when one school year ends and gets increasingly more stressful until the new school year begins. And in between those two crucial events, we parents are left to deal with bored children turned obnoxious children, siblings plotting to become an only child, pricey camps, local festivals, wet sand, and finally, back-to-school chaos: Back-to-school shoe shopping, clothes shopping, supplies shopping, haircuts, new class assignments, new bus assignments, carpool lines---"I love my kids." "I love my kids." "I LOVE my kids."
About the Author
Lori Shandle-Fox is a former stand-up comic & current humor writer & mother of triplets. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Reader's Digest and on GrokNation.com & NPR. Her Laughing IS Conceivable blog and book series are dedicated to helping people laugh through some of the more anxiety-producing moments in their lives.