The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

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

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

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

March 23, 2015 · 10 Comments

Someone Is Watching Me

My son had a Halloween party at his school on Friday. There was a sticky eyeball in one of his goody bags. He threw it at the ceiling before bed … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

EOTW: My Tail, Literally and Figuratively

Welcome to the second installment of Embarrassment of the Week. It was actually a pretty good week in this regard, and I thought I may not have anything to post. … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dogs in Witch Hats, Babies in Afro Wigs: Happy Halloween!

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved Halloween. As a kid, my Grammy, who was a talented seamstress, made my costumes by hand and they were … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

I Hate Orange DOTS

Dear Tootsie Company, I love the Dots gumdrops that you are responsible for making. Love them. And according to the research I’ve done, you say that you create equal amounts … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Why I Love the Cemetery

The idea of cemeteries being creepy always gets played up around Halloween. But I love cemeteries. We have a beautiful one adjacent to our neighborhood, and it is one of … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 2 Comments
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