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
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
Let’s talk about sex
It all started innocently enough. Last week, I was working at the preschool, enjoying the tale of “I Am An Owl” by Lorraine Hooker during circle time. Then the teacher … Continue reading
Can you hear me now? Can you hear me NOW?
What I say: “Let’s keep the house clean. We have people coming over in 15 minutes.”
What they hear: Immediately locate and empty every, single container of Legos, plastic play food, flash cards, Matchbox cars, My Little Ponies, plus the 48-pack of markers and the 64-box of Crayolas.
Dear school, Will you marry me?
Don’t let the school bus door hit ya in the back, lovies!
Why vitamins are ruining my life
Over the past few years, it’s become habit for my tots to munch their Flintstones vitamin before we go up to prep for bed. It’s a routine I’m about to … Continue reading
Let’s be honest: Nobody really gives a shit about anyone else’s New Year’s resolutions unless they are somehow involved. Mine are the same as the rest of the herd — … Continue reading
On makeshift mammograms and ancient elephant innards
As a longtime newspaper reporter, I’ve written a lot of words and phrases over the years. But every so often, parenting throws me for a loop, resulting in bizarre things … Continue reading
My daughter should be banned from my music and other realizations
It’s about that point in summer where parents are riding the cusp of “I love having all this fun with my kids!” and “How many days until school starts again?” … Continue reading
Breakfast at the Funny Farm
This is a picture of me trying to eat my cereal this morning. If this is any indication of how the rest of the day will go, I’m gonna need … Continue reading
EOTW: Yankee Doodle’s Dingaling
It’s been a while since I’ve written up an Embarrassment of the Week. But I had a doozy today, so why not let y’all share in the horror? During the … Continue reading
Happy Birthday, Sweet Pea!
To my darling Sweet Pea on your birthday, When you wake up today in your new Frozen bed, you will be three. It seems like just yesterday you were figuring … Continue reading
It Was a Good Day: The Parent Version
More than 20 years ago, Ice Cube released “It Was a Good Day,” a classic hip-hop song recounting the rapper’s idea of a flawless day. His dream day included watching … Continue reading