"Who opened the maple syrup?" Long silence as both children pretend to be hard of hearing. I snag Wallace as he cruises through the kitchen, kneel down and look into his eyes (as all those experts recommend), "Wallace, please tell me what happened to the maple syrup." More silence coupled with darting brown eyes. I … Continue reading From the Parenting Archives
We're still putting things back together after Hurricane Matthew. This will be a streaming sort of post; I could shoot for polished, but I want a finished product. My drafts folder is cluttered enough. The following story might paint a better picture of how this week is moving along: I cook more in the fall. … Continue reading My Life May Be Many Things, but It’s Rarely Dull
Hey folks! I'm still in summer mode, which means I can't seem to keep a regular blogging schedule. But... I ran across this awesome post by one of my favorite bloggers, who also happens to be a clinical psychologist. Too bad she's in Maryland and not Georgia or I'd plant my behind on her couch … Continue reading Moms of Boys Will Relate…and Likely Parents in General
I hired a housekeeper last week. She'll be arriving to tame my filth in less than 45 minutes. Is there anything more humbling than having a gaggle of professionals who chose that profession because they like to clean, wade through your family's funk? I'd rather have a pap smear. It didn't help that one of … Continue reading Happy Days — My House Will Be Clean in Four Hours!
How's that for a title? Let's jump right in, shall we? I'm taking a respite from the meds that make my brain work, not exactly by choice. When I went to pick up my refill, I was informed that I hadn't had an actual appointment in six months and this would have to happen before … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Scrawny Chick With ADD Who Takes Controlled Substances
I'm hibernating these days. I'm keeping my hat on and my head down in the school drop-off lane. I'm declining all those glorious PTA committee chair requests -- 'Why, no, as much as I'd love to sell Krispy Kremes or head up the Second Grade Fun Run, I have to pass. Thanks so much for … Continue reading Tuesday Snark: Things I Wish I Could Say
Wallace: "Mom, are cat balls also called testicles?" Me: "Hmmm...that's a great question, Wal." I'm a pro at buying myself time. "I'm not sure, but I assume they are." For the moment, I'm regretting being so forthcoming with my children about sex and body parts. My goal was to normalize bodies and explain things in … Continue reading In Case You’ve Ever Been Curious About Feline Genitalia…
Happy weekend! I'm fighting a sinus infection and enjoying the opportunity to be utterly unproductive. There is so much I want to write but it's not happening. The pounding head. The pressure in my face. It's beyond distracting. I spent most of yesterday afternoon in bed, counting the minutes until Gil walked through the door … Continue reading The World According to Piers and Wallace
I recently ran across this -- 10 Things Organized People Do Every Day. Oh how I'd love to tell you that I knocked this one out of the park... Not the case. Let's see how I compare. What about you? We can do this...right? 1) They plan each day the night before. Mmm kay. I … Continue reading I’m Not Even Close — Organized Peeps Do WHAT??!!
I rarely do these, but today it felt right. The following is my response to The Daily Prompt, because didn't every girl who grew up in the eighties want a waterbed? “You absolutely can not have a waterbed, and I don’t want to hear another word about it.” I had received my father’s ultimatum, and … Continue reading Tales From the Teen Years: The Waterbed