I'm still working on the same sweater as last week, and making little progress, I'm afraid. The all-consuming beast that is Elizabeth's play has devoured all of my time. (You should see my house right now. On second thought, maybe you shouldn't.)
I did find some time last weekend to start Free-Range Kids, a loan from a friend. I agree with nearly everything she says, but I do find some of her style to be a bit heavy-handed. I've never been a particularly hovering parent though. I'm more interested to glean from the bits of the book dealing with sharing more responsibility with children. I think most Americans, myself included, could do a better job allowing and expecting our children to shoulder their age-appropriate share of the homefront workload.