How to stop a fight

I knew I’d be glad I asked you. Super food ideas, ya’ll. Keep it coming.



Today I share, with permission, a composition from a younger Zook. It wasn’t intended for my eyes at all, but I stumbled across it–and fell in love with his perfect mix of humble pie and protest.

*Drop your arrows is family code for relinquishing retaliation.

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Mama Zook
11 years ago

I love this!!! This sounds very familiar…we didn’t have the “dropping arrows” idea!! That is just so cool! Our boys had this terrible game of “gotcha last” and one would just touch the tiniest touch and the other would haul off and punch! I bet you cannot guess which one did the punching! I love the “less spankings and more lego time”!!

11 years ago

that last line makes me smile

11 years ago

This is beyond priceless. And your Aarick uses punctuation and writes very nicely!

11 years ago

Great!! Will have to show my two boys this letter and see if they can do the same!!

11 years ago


11 years ago

Love this so sweet!!

Mom Coblentz
11 years ago

So proud of your boy! Better not lose this heirloom!!!

11 years ago

That is precious! I like that dropping my arrrows concept, too. Thats a great family code!

11 years ago

That is awesome!

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