I'm a Bad Parent

I'm a Bad Parent

Remember a few months ago when I pitched a story and it was accepted? Well, it’s running this week at Babble.com. I am pleased with how the story turned out, although I honestly don’t think that Simon would be talking even if I hadn’t taught him sign language. I had a different ending originally, one that said more forcefully that some form of communication is better than no communication at all and that We understand each other just fine, thank you very much Dr., but my editor wanted something a little more “self-deprecatory” to keep the tone of the piece more consistent. So it is what it is. I wish that I could do a follow-up or something to talk about the really fun parts of signing, like the “potty train” incident I blogged about a week or so ago. The editor really likes this piece and encouraged me to pitch her some more, so maybe I’ll get my chance.And I need to give a big shout out to Stephanie Robertson for having Babble linked on her blog, because I never would have known about it otherwise. Stephanie, thank you for helping me find a way to exploit my child for money.

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