I keep waiting for my kids to become normal people when it comes to food. When my daughter was a toddler, everyone told me that is was normal for her to only eat bread and cheese and pasta; that it was one of those annoying, toddler phases that she would grow out of, like delaying bedtime or asking “why?” about everything you said. But shes nine now, and unless I missed the memo that the toddler years have been extended into the double digits, Im guessing its not just a phase.
For too many working parents, summer is a nerve-wracking roller coaster of scattershot camps, vacations with relatives, and kids left alone for too long. We gratefully return our children to regular school in September. This nutty break is stressful for parents and kids — a far cry from idealized summers together at the pool, beach or backyard.
My hubby, being a software developer and a geek, put me onto a website called Gamasutra.com. Its a gaming developer site but it does a pretty good job at explaining the monetization (yes, its a mouthful) of games such as Farmville, Smurfs Village or most recently Zyngas Candy Cane Crush game (which I havent played).