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Family Q&A

Yesterday a friend posted one of those “fill in the blank” comments on Facebook. You know the ones, where you have to answer the same set of questions and then copy and paste it to your own Facebook wall. It was a list of questions to ask your children to see what they think of you. My friend asked his four-year-old and as expected the answers were adorable. Of course that led me to wonder how my own teenagers would answer (surely they pay attention to me and all the thoughts on life I’m constantly sharing with them). So I asked each one the same questions. Here is a transcript of what they answered (pretty much word for word). …

The descent into knitting


Today Fidgety Knitter presents our first guest post. Fidgety Husband wanted to offer tips for the partners of knitters. But really, these are probably good tips for any crafter’s mate. Enjoy and let me know what you think (or if you have other tips) in the comments!

Many of you knitting partners out there may well remember some part of the beginning, just as I do. Even though I can’t remember where my wife and I were or what we were doing, I very well remember the conversation, even though it didn’t seem like much at the time. Yours, like mine, was probably innocuous—the kind of thing that I might typically just nod and agree to simply because it was coming from my wife. And I didn’t give it much thought at all.

“I think I want to try knitting,” she said. It came and went, just like that. Just seven words. …