The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

As a parent, I know that there’s “the truth” and then there’s “the whole truth.”

Most arguments between my children happen when I’m downstairs and they’re upstairs, or I’m cooking and they’re playing. I dash into the family room or the bedroom and ask, “What happened?”

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Patricia Batten
Clean Slate

Clean Slate

In the movie The Dark Knight Rises, Cat Woman will do just about anything to get one thing in particular.  It’s not money she’s after; nor is it a precious jewel; it’s not a relationship or fame or a litter of little kitties.  All she wants…is a fresh start; a clean slate. 

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Patricia Batten
Family Feud

Family Feud

In his six years of life, Timmy has racked up hours, possibly days or weeks-worth of time-outs.  It’s very possible that a little spot is worn into the second step where Timmy rests his rear end ‘to calm down’ and ‘refocus.’  Getting in trouble is no fun at all. 

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Patricia Batten