Tag: christmas

Happy Holidays from Write on Fight on!


Happy Holidays from Write on Fight on! I woke up on Christmas Eve morning at 10 am, which is absurdly late for me. Even on weekends I’m out of bed by 7 am. The reason? My children are getting an XBox for Christmas and I was up until 2:30 am installing updates, setting up parental […]

Surviving Christmas: Lessons from Clark W. Griswold Jr.


Hosting Christmas is often a cinnamon-baked decathlon of stress and anxiety. There’s a million things to do. After work you grind through traffic to Target, park miles away, hustle across a frozen parking lot only to stop at the closest shopping cart corral to catch your breath and promise to stop eating so many cookies. […]

I don’t think my daughter believes in Santa Claus anymore


Christmas morning is a great moment in parenting history. The excitement. The smiles. Your children jumping and dancing and rejoicing because Santa Claus is real and he was really listening to their wishes and he was really watching as them clean their room, share their toys and muscle down broccoli all year long. There’s wrapping […]

Santa Claus is a Drug Dealer


My children are drug addicts. Little blue-eyed, bed-wetting drug addicts. It’s 9:30 pm and Cindy and I are staring at them gaunt-eyed and almost drooling as they buzz around the living room like carpenter bees on crack. Over the next ten minutes either Cindy or I (at this point I don’t know who) bark the […]