Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Parenthood Addition

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Parenthood Addition

The horror genre plays a huge part in my childhood memories.  My father used to love to tease us with scary tales (mostly child appropriate).  He was especially known for a thriller titled, “Now I’ve got you, and now I’m going to eat you.”  I also had some adoring uncles who used to tell tales of Indian graveyards on every camping trip.  In addition, there was an especially awesome book called Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark that was a staple in every 4th grader’s backpack, at least back in the 90s it was. 

The fun of ghost stories was recently relived with my own daughter while we passed around the flashlight with the lights turned off, telling a story that was just scary enough, and just funny enough to be perfect for a 3 year old.

And that got me thinking of some of the “scary” parenthood stories that I would like to share.*  Here’s my attempt at one: Read more

The Chickenless Chicken Lady

The Chickenless Chicken Lady

For those unaware, back in early 2014, Poppa Pigg took Princess Pigg to Rural King to pick up some dog food.  A phone call was placed for me to come join them.  Upon my arrival, Poppa asked if I would allow Princess to get some baby chicks.  Please note, at this point I’m pretty sure our cute little 2 year old had already picked out two fluffy yellow chicks. Read more