The Honking Goose

something to honk about

tell me, Dr. Octopus, will my kids think I am dumb?

Hey, gang. How’s it goin’? The other day I wrote a post about listening to my son talk about playing Minecraft. Well, that reminded me of a blog post I … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 35 Comments

my eye contact says I’m listening, mm hmm

When I think about how to describe this, the first thing that I want to say is that I love my son so, so much, I adore this person, he … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 46 Comments

from asses to fucks (brought to you by My Kid Said That)

This post is rated PG-13 for language. I am not uptight about vocabulary in our house. My kids are allowed to say swear words at home as long as they … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 112 Comments

eat your vegetables

Last night our 8 year old was protesting as my husband tried to talk him into eating a couple spoonfuls of corn on his plate. “I don’t like it, I’m … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 38 Comments

can I really fit another foot in my mouth so soon?

My 8 year old son was outside in the driveway with his dad who was hanging a new net on our basketball hoop. And my son came up to the … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 35 Comments

do I need to close the refrigerator door or can I leave it open sometimes?

I self-identify as an environmentalist. I started shopping at thrift stores and vintage stores when I was in high school. I gave roommates lectures about recycling. After my mom died, … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 42 Comments

it’s getting hot in here, so take off all your photos

This morning I shared the obvious, that the internet is public. For this reason, several years ago I removed all photos of myself and my family from Facebook. Ideally, the … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 67 Comments

this is fucking awesome

If you are of modest income, as I am, I’m sure you have noticed that brand new Halloween costumes for kids are absolutely unaffordable. And if you can afford them, … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 40 Comments

my kid said that 2

My almost 8 year old son is learning to read. He is very smart, but he was slow to read. His reading skills have really taken off exponentially just in … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 21 Comments

my kid said that

“All the money in the whole world added up is probably more than a thousand dollars.” – my younger son when he was 6 This post was brought to you … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 13 Comments