Dear Pink, You know how you’re growing so fast that sometimes you have to shove really hard to get your mismatched-sock-wearing feet crammed into your favorite party shoes? Well, that’s kind of what I picture it being like when God passed out personalities. He saw your itty-bitty little newborn body and said, “No way I’m […]
Who Are Those Monsters on the Playground?
I remember it well, my smugness. The way I’d look at those outrageously misguided children and wonder why their mothers hadn’t taught them any better. I’d flash them a stern look, maybe shout a passive-aggressive, “That’s right Big, we go up the ladder and down the slide!” These kids? Well, as far as I was […]
Sometimes It’s Hard to Say Goodbye
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 […]
The Gift of “Eight”
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.
What happens when you have two kids who are slow to warm, suffer from varying degrees of separation anxiety, and just want to play sports all day? You stick ’em in a science and art camp for 6 hours every day for a week. Wait, huh? I’ll admit, though I was thrilled with the idea […]