Accountable

I am in a quandary.  The landscaper I hired recently did what I will generously term a mediocre job.  And technically, he isn’t finished; one of the bushes I ordered has not been delivered.  He promised to follow through, but that was two weeks ago and I am frustrated.  The bill, by the way, has been paid in full.

I hate holding people accountable in situations like this. 

Mothering: Balancing kindness and goodness

Children misbehave more when their mothers are in the room.  That’s not just cynical anecdotal evidence talking; that’s science.  OK, it’s fake science.  The article I read acknowledged as much.  But the logic behind the argument made a lot more sense that most of the so-called data coming out of the think-tanks these days.