Parenting & Other Life Stories

Code for summer

The Penis Chronicles presents, “Code for summer” What does summer mean for me in the realm of parenting boys? Beyond the “is it time to go back to school again blues” it means dirty, dirty children! I am not entirely sure how they manage it or if it is their unwritten child code for summer,… Continue reading Code for summer

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Slow Motion Terror

The Penis Chronicles presents, “Slow Motion Terror.“ A bike out of control. The training wheels inhibit the fall over maneuver. Instead he careens toward the steep drop. The rider is frantic. Fear is in the air. Closer, closer: no stopping. I’m too far back to have a successful reaction. It’s happening to fast; I’m seeing… Continue reading Slow Motion Terror

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Holes in Walls

Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents “Holes in Walls” I didn’t actually see it happen, but my head snapped in his direction when he made the sound. I was aware of some kind of bizarre movement and there was a soft cracking noise. Directly proceeding this there was a crying-howl, like a hideous lamentation, it… Continue reading Holes in Walls

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles

This is not how I would recommend starting a day, but it is how this particular morning began. The sleep was still heavy in my eyes, and I was moving sluggishly. My goal was to address the sound of feet stamping up and down repeatedly in the bathroom. However, when I flung open the bathroom… Continue reading Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles