I wasn’t surprised by the flood of mail my daughter received from colleges her junior year of high school. The amount of mail her nonexistent brother, “William,” received did come as something of a shock.
Sixty percent of children in the United States are exposed to violence, crime or abuse on an annual basis, according to a Department of Justice report. When I was attacked last year, my son became one of them.
By the time we reach Sunday – this supposed day of rest – I’ve had it with arguing with my kids. I am tired of saying “no” and “because I said so.” I’m tempted to just say, “Fine, let’s skip church today.” But I don’t.