School’s out! It’s summer! You’d think those two simple sentences would have the kids and me jumping for joy. And, at 8:15am this morning — when we were all still in our pajamas and the three of them were giggling over a game they’d made up — those words did feel good. Really good. But last […]
It’s only been a few weeks (maybe a month?) since my last lessons post, but my goodness, so much has changed. Big got all dressed up in a sport coat and tie, and now he can take communion at church (which he’s not so happy to announce, tastes like cardboard). Little had about 368 tantrums […]
Dear Big, I’m guessing you don’t even realize it, but as we drove to your birthday dinner on Saturday night, you gave me an enormous gift.
Why, hello again! Did you miss me? Wait, what? You didn’t notice it had been, like, forever in parent years since I posted here? Well, it has. And there’s more to come this week. But I figured I’d ease you back in with some important lessons I learned while I was deep in muck, snow, […]
Last week, I found myself having totally unrelated, but similar conversations with each of my children’s teachers. Conversations that, less than a year ago, seemed so very far out of reach.