I hear it’s national twins day. We have some of the identical kind. I remember being told we were in for an amazing ride as parents of twins. That was an understatement. One of my favorite pictures of the nursery rhyme parade and one kid is a little more excited than the other. So […]
Me, “You are too young for us to go white water rafting in Yosemite.” Ten year-old, “You need to get me a fake birth certificate so I can do things I want to do. Make me thirteen.” Me, “But they will see you have no markings of puberty like armpit hair.” Ten year-old, “They will […]
Dirt and Boys
Stayed at our barn-house yesterday from about 1-9:30. We even had to get gas station pizza for dinner. This is primarily because there is no one that will deliver out to the middle of nowhere. We couldn’t even bring ourselves to leave. Beautiful day. Jim mowed. Kids rode dirt bikes and I unpacked some. […]
Probably Not Your Grandmother’s Advice on Family
She may not have wanted the burden of a family once she had it but she took care of us all. The family she ended up with was her cross to bear. There is a restlessness in some of us, like my mom, that my grandmother recognized. She never could figure out how to “mother” that.
She Didn’t Mother, But She Taught Me How
Not everyone has a Hallmark commercial memory playing above their heads when they think of Mother’s Day. That doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate my Mother and being a mother.
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