I rarely write about topics I consider too saccharine, and my last story about the notes the boys have left for the Tooth Fairy lately came mighty close to being cloying, in my opinion.
None of you seemed to think so.
This caused me to take a hard look at myself and the stories I write, and I realized that they are not necessarily happy and uplifting. Some are smelly. I’ve written depressing tales and I’ve related episodes in which I actively discouraged the boys from bringing other imaginary creatures that required work on my part into the house. I’m ashamed to say that this website even has sex and violence, often committed by me.
It would be fair to characterize me as a bit of a curmudgeon when I write. It’s no wonder that some readers have commented that they were not aware that there are pleasant aspects to childrearing, because more often than not I have made the process sound dreadful and cumbersome.
Therefore, I have resolved to try and bring more rainbows and butterflies to the page in the future to give a more balanced picture of parenthood and encourage procreation, which is always tremendous fun.
Exhibit 1: Finn Being Non-Argumentative and Quiet
Exhibit 2: Drew and Porter Being Still (Rare Photo)
I will be on the lookout for other evidence that raising children can be a peaceful and heartwarming experience, and will present them as they occur.