Tag: teenagers

  • Truffle Kerfuffle

    Truffle Kerfuffle

    She’s making a holiday gift for her friends. 17 friends. Wisely, she is giving them homemade treats.  At one point, she notes that a homemade gift really is the best. So is having a younger brother who is both a good listener and a willing helper. Because there are thirty-two squares of baking chocolate that…

  • Tender Toddler Tending

    Tender Toddler Tending

    Even before he came out after school, even before he got into the car, I knew he’d be crabby. He’s always crabby when he’s nervous. Often, he swings through a few pit stops  — quick pullovers at “I’m so tired” and “I’m really hungry” — before parking at the real destination: the thirteen-year-old is cranky because his…