We’re the Calandro Clan: me (Eileen); my husband: John (the LOML -Love of My Life); and our three boys: M1, M2, and M3. It’s good to be a Calandro. We throw over-the-top parties, laugh a lot, and get ourselves in over our heads all the time. (Not financially over our heads – we just say yes first, and then freak out later. But that seems to be working for us.)
We view the process of raising our boys as one of the most important things we could ever do with our lives. We feel blessed to have them, and also very responsible for how much we can mess them up. We always joke that we will know we have done a good job as parents if they can afford their own therapy as grown adults. (We use humor as a crutch around here.) Seriously, though, parenting is tough stuff and I’m never quite sure if I’m doing the right thing. I’m just doing the best I can with the tools I have available at the time.
The LOML is a huge comic book fan. Always has been. Yep, he’s a nerd and I adore him for it. We have long discussions about the power of good and evil and the archetypes of personalities and how they are portrayed in literature and with superheroes. We’re not superheroes, but we can still fight for what’s right. That’s why we say, “Always use your powers for good” in the Calandro Clan. I’m trying to use the power of this blog, the process of parenting our boys, and our focus on our community to use our powers for good.
We think life is one Big Adventure after another. Opportunities keep knocking and we keep opening the door. Come along on the adventure of being a Calandro.