Ian Leson is the father of a 5-year-old mixed-faith daughter who likes to say she is Jewish or Christian based on which holiday is next. A recent graduate of Boston College Law School, Ian spent many years as an actor on stage and screen. These days he likes keeping up with the soap opera that is the United States Supreme Court.
As the father of a mixed-faith child, this is the time of year reserved for my deepest holiday insecurities. I feel like I'm playing catch up from the moment the first Christmas decorations appear in…the local mall, i.e., August. My wife, while not "severely" Christian, does like holding onto the home-décor traditions of her youth. So we have a tree. This is catnip for a little girl, what with its glimmering ornaments and color overload. And don't forget the promise of the coming bounty beneath. What does Hanukkah do… >> Read More
While I somehow managed to keep her in the dark for nearly a year, my 4-year-old found out about my iPad.
Like all responsible parents, we aim to keep our child as unplugged as possible, and while…we do sit her in front of the TV on occasion (every morning is an occasion), we limit her to PBS programming, and this makes us totally virtuous. In the end, though, I freaking love my iPad and I don’t want her Cheez-it fingers all over the screen. Oh, I thought I was being so stealth. But… >> Read More