Larry's away at yet another management retreat, and I'm in charge in the evening. Apparently he's been letting the little ones stay up until all hours, because Rachel was shocked - shocked - when I had her turn out her light at 8:30.
"It's boring with the light off!" she shrilled at me, repeatedly. Well, yes, it is...
I obtained the entire first season of I Love Lucy DVD's from the library this month. I've found that I can get the kids to do almost anything with an I Love Lucy episode dangling before their little noses as an incentive. And it's better than candy - lasts longer and doesn't rot their teeth. Why didn't I see this valuable tip in any of those lousy parenting books I read all those years ago?