I spent the better part of the afternoon on my hands and knees bleaching the bathroom floor. There are people coming over tomorrow for a birthday party and there is pee all over. Age six and aim is not your strong suit.
Your memorial day birthday coincides with the conclusion of kindergarten. For some reason this seems so much older to me. First grade is for big kids. Continue reading
Ever wonder if Cinderella was exaggerating her tale of woe because she was a teenager. Before we go our merry way villianizing stepmothers and portraying sea witches as bitches â€“ have we taken a moment to look at things from anotherâ€™s perspective?
Itâ€™s hard to be a teenager, especially in a culture of mean girl subtle bullying. I have a vague memory of being a teenage girl. I knew everything; my parents were morons. Or were theyâ€¦ Continue reading
Last night I read the book, â€œThe Giving Tree,â€ before tucking the muppets in for the night. Itâ€™s a book I remember from my childhood, as it has been a staple for generations.
As I closed the door to their room, I was overcome with nostalgia for reading comprehension. Donâ€™t we all remember the days of an English professor requesting a 10-page paper on the subtext of what the author really meant. Youâ€™d spend days thinking, itâ€™s about a tree. Maybe the author wanted the audience to understand ITâ€™S ABOUT A TREE. Continue reading
On Friday I received two letters. The first was from a school the boys will attend in the future, the second from their current educational institution. Continue reading
Once upon a time, I thought this online web log space would be simply for sharing adorable photos of my children. So I’m going to take the opportunity to do so right now. Because I can.
BEHOLD THE ADORABLE! Continue reading
When I first dropped the muppets off in the toddler room of their preschool, Destroy still couldnâ€™t walk. Search couldnâ€™t (or more likely wouldnâ€™t) talk. Theyâ€™ve had three years of amazing teachers since. (And now they wonâ€™t sit still or shut up.)
Today I dropped them off for their first day of pre-K. Continue reading
Dear Search and Destroy,
Happy Birthday. You get it this year â€“ buzzing with excitement, bouncing with anticipation.
You are such spirited boys, teaching your father and I so much about the world as we rediscover all around us through the magic of a preschoolerâ€™s eyes, all while creating the whirlwind of trademark muppet mayhem around you.
How far weâ€™ve come. Continue reading
When Iâ€™m aloneâ€¨ I dream on the horizonâ€¨ and words fail;
yes, I know there is no lightâ€¨ in a room where the sun is absent,
if you are not with me, with me.
At the windows â€¨show everyone my heartâ€¨ which you set alight;
enclose within me â€¨the light youâ€¨ encountered on the street.
What was once something taken for granted became something special; a time to look forward to became something needed. Continue reading
The true parable of Adam and Eve does not detail punishment by banishment from a literal utopian garden. It is an allegory illustrating the evolution of man; the development of human brains to combat the elements by donning clothing, thus leading to the invention of potty training. Continue reading