The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

If storks really brought babies, kids would have so many less questions

The older kids get, the more parenting is like being trapped in a pop quiz. You never know when awkward questions will present themselves. And then when they do, you’ve … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

Chasing zombies, leaves and childhood

I admit, my heart broke a teensy bit when my seven-year-old son son announced he wanted to be a “bloody zombie” for Halloween. It was such a drastic departure from … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dear Neighbors, Thanks for not calling the authorities

Now that cooler weather is upon us, it’s lovely to open the windows and let in some fresh, fall breeze. But that luxury doesn’t come without complications. While our neighborhood … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 8 Comments

Is that a disc, or are you happy to see me?

One of the most joyous parts of parenting preschoolers (and working in a preschool, for that matter), is the hilarity that spills from kids’ mouths on a regular basis. It … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dinner is served… from my pants

I was in a funk most of today. The day had so much potential to get worse during the dreaded Witching Hours of 4-7 p.m. (For those of you who … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

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