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 […]
This morning, as I was walking through the garage, I saw something and gasped in horror. How on earth did that unseemly, huge…I don’t know—creature?—get into my house? I mean, I like to think I have an itty-bitty-teeny bit of control over my environment. But this? This monster was reminding me that some things—some very […]
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.
I’m hearing a lot of grumbling this week about Day Light Savings. And at 6:15am, I totally get it. After all, we probably only have about a week or two honeymoon period where our kids actually want to hibernate a bit longer in the cozy 6 o’clock shadows. But it turns out the school’s clocks […]
This is the third year in a row I’ve helped Big get ready for elementary school to start. I’ve bought and packed lunch boxes, prepared his bus pass, put out clothes we can both tolerate, taken too many pictures of his back at the bus stop, raced to the school to meet him, and watched […]