While raising children, Denise Meagher, a returning area native, became a published freelance writer, voice over talent and enthusiastic community theatre participant. She loves reading, writing, traveling, time with friends and most of her family and empty-nesting with husband, Ted.
Nearly six months ago my empty-nesting husband, Ted, and I were catapulted into familiar but difficult roles. The feature? Parenthood, Take 2. The reason? Our son's deployment.
Now, please understand we love these two grandsons, ages 6 and 4, who were entrusted to us; but, after a nice seven-year hiatus from 24/7 parenting, and even longer since having children this young in our constant midst it's been challenging and oftentimes frustrating; because these boys seemingly lack a vital piece of their childhood make-up - imagination! To borrow a line from a song performed in WCT's recent production, Bye, Bye Birdie - what's the matter with kids today?