Pass Your Judgement, BUT Don’t Take Away My Son’s ‘Ove’ Glove

I catch a lot of hell and grief about some of my parental philosophies.

OK….that may be a little strong, but I definitely get the raised-eyebrow, disapproving glare more often than not.

Editor’s Note: I definitely don’t claim to be a parenting expert, but I have developed some viewpoints and I’ve started to figure out what works best for Team Myers.

The biggest points of contention, regarding my parental decisions, revolve around the following areas:

     • Schedule
     • Juice
     • Gifts
To keep this post from being too exhausting, I only want to focus on one of these areas today: The gifts. (I’ll compare juice to black tar heroin another day.)
I was inspired to write this post after Crash’s second birthday. Someone said to me: “Please tell me you got him a present.”
Their eyebrow was already raised before I got the chance to answer.
“Yes, we got him one gift.”
My response did not squash the follow-up glare of judgment that implied:
“ONLY ONE GIFT?!?!?!?”

Don’t stop now … Next Page >

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4 Comments on “Pass Your Judgement, BUT Don’t Take Away My Son’s ‘Ove’ Glove”

  1. Amanda
    February 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    I think we have the same son. I seem to remember as well that your little guy shared a 2-year birthday around the same time as mine. (Ours was February 11th.) Haven't read your other thoughts on scheduling or juice, but I'm pretty sure we're right in line with you. We do juice…and we don't do schedules…and he happens to be one of the most contented children that I know. Great post! – Amanda

  2. Drew Myers
    March 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Amanda,Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, after reading your comments, I think we might be on different pages with scheduling and juice. BUT if I've learned anything as a parent – every kid is different and there is not a perfect science. I appreciate you reading the blog and really appreciate the comment.Keep your eyes peeled for the blog post when I compare juice to black tar heroin. ;)DM

  3. Sue Bacsik
    March 14, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Are my children going to be mentioned in the "juice" blog? 🙂 Just remember…you raise your eyebrows too big brother!!!

  4. Monika Worsley
    March 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    You are making a phenomenal choice….the more they have, the less they play with it. I have started packing up toys while my kids are at school and hiding them (garage/closets/etc.). They don't notice and then eventually (rainy day or holiday weeks) I can pull them out and it is like Christmas morning. My kids STILL play imagination type games using random things around the house rather than "toys" and I love it. Good job, Dad.

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