Today I decided in a crazy ‘carpe diem’ moment that I was going to surprise the kids after school by declaring war on homework, chores and responsibility and taking them to the beach to play and swim and make sandcastles and then get fish and chips for dinner.
Of course this was naive.
I’d like to report that we held hands, frolicked in the waves and sang “He aint heavy, he’s my brother”. But, no.(more…)