I am fairly certain that stern words and harsh consequences would only serve to strain our relationship at a time when what we need most is open communication and whatever trust we can build and maintain.
My daughter believes in the Fat Guy with genius Elven slaves and a sleigh powered by reindeer farts but not the afterlife.
Possibly the greatest and most malleable of all childhood toys. Not to mention, the cheapest.
As I think about it, I am recognizing and remembering both my father and my son, for how I am reflected in who they are, and how they show up in everything I am and all that I do.
Muhammad’s father and uncle, each a veteran of war, had been killed by the defeated Iraqi regime. Muhammad was our translator. He was important to all of us.
We use words like “diva” to de-legitimize women and degrade them so let’s not make it so easy to discount and devalue them with the term.