Cuddle Bear, at 18 months old, has told her first lie. I should preface this by saying, Cuddle Bear can talk. Not just a word here or a word there. She speaks in fragmented sentences. She counts. She is learning colors. She understands everything and will end up being “that kid” that repeats every unintentional … Continue reading Baby’s First …. Lie
Halloween is my favorite holiday. It is a big deal at our house. The movies, the decorations, the dressing up, the candy - the one day a year people don't stare at you. At least the latter is how I've felt about Halloween since my teens. 364 days out of the year, people that are … Continue reading Happy Halloween
I’ve been working on 3 different articles. Too many ideas and not enough time and energy. The work that I had been closest to finishing was how baffled I was at the idea of having a six year old and how said six year old has become slightly curious about SpongeBob. I dislike SpongeBob. My … Continue reading Ineffable
“back to school!” . . . ("back to school" is like Christmas for parents. Change my mind.) Day 1 is done and over with. I didn’t respond to it like I did when I dropped Funny Bunny off at reception (kindergarten). Then, there were some “almost tears,” some sniffles, a slightly protruding lower lip. Today, … Continue reading On the First Day of
back to school! My creatures are still stiring (at least when I started writing)… but I have closed the door to their room and am telling myself I am off duty and it is not my problem. If things get too rowdy, it can be Matt’s problem. Microsoft update has been creeping along on his … Continue reading Twas the Night Before …
Funny Bunny has gone to spend a week with family in The South. She has been excited about this for weeks because the people she will be glued to are her older cousins: the apples of her eye. This is a welcome break in the summer vacation slog and she has been looking forward to … Continue reading Being a Rock Star is Thirsty Work
Lots of great news recently! Lighthouse, a lit mag run by Gatehouse Press, is going to publish one of my poems in their journal sometime this year.