My son is a metaphor for international relations

Sometimes I don't want to let my 6-year-old sleep in my room because I think he'll wake me up and it makes me mad — but then I remember who he is.

Amy Choate-Nielsen is a full-time mom and part-time writer. She spends her days at the park and her nights at the computer. She writes about family history and her quest to understand life while learning about her deceased grandmother Fleeta.