I remember reading the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff and thinking how cute it was.
It’s all about how if you give a mouse a cookie he’ll keep wanting more and more adorable little favors: a glass of milk to drink, a mirror to look in, a broom to sweep up the crumbs, etc. It was quaint, polite and remarkably clean, given that the narrator was living with a mouse. I congratulated myself on recognizing the metaphor for raising children. It certainly wasn’t rocket science, but hey, I was ten.
Then I had kids of my own.. . . CONTINUE READING