It seems like so many of our greatest accomplishments in life go unnoticed. Since becoming a mother I sometimes feel bitter about this, secretly wishing my family would paint me a homemade merit badge for all it takes to keep our little unit happy. It’s not easy to simultaneously keep our children alive (I mean nurtured) and the countertops free of cereal crumbs (I mean … Continue reading Guilty Rewards
Consider this post an open apology to anyone who attended the 11:40 showing of Big Miracle at the Century 16 theater on February 20, 2012, because I am certain you missed half the movie due to our daughter’s sobbing. I was crying too, but I’m older and have learned to stifle my cries when in public. Clark was tearing up, but silent. And Sam… he … Continue reading Ebb and Flow
This afternoon I found myself on a lunch date with my son. It was just the two of us, and he was begging to dine at Sicily’s Buffet. Personally, I loathe buffets. But there we were, standing at the paint counter at Home Depot with hungry bellies, his eyes twinkling as described the drink station at this Sicily’s place. (Now that he’s tall enough to … Continue reading It’s not always good to be green…
So the other night I was clanking away on my keyboard, documenting the details of the kids’ school dances. My husband was sitting next to me on the couch, watching Pawn Stas at a volume that was driving me insane, when he suddenly paused the show and said, “Who exactly is the audience for this blog thing, anyway?” I wasn’t sure how to respond. I … Continue reading Coming Out of the Closet
It’s a long story and far from ideal, but our children (grades K and 2) attend different elementary schools. Hopefully it’s a short term scenario, but for the most part it’s going okay. That is, until today. Both schools were hosting dances tonight: a square dance at Maggie’s school, and a pre-prepubescent Valentine’s dance complete with a DJ at Sam’s. What to do? The kids … Continue reading Do-Si-Do’in with Justin Beaver
For some reason I have the urge to start a blog of my own. Part of me thinks, “What is the point?” Really… I could just journal away in some neverending Google Doc that I refuse to share with another soul on the planet (because Google is so secure) and acknowledge that I have absolutely no audience for this thing. When I think of people … Continue reading What’s the Point?