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 […]
Me screaming in the hall at the closed garage door a few minutes ago. “Drag the body to the top of the stairs and I will help pull him down! Keep him upright so you don’t get any more blood on the carpet! Hurry up! I think I hear people. Do you know where the […]
We worry. That’s what parents do. You can have a child who has “a worry.” I do. I have to pretend to not worry because I tell him everything is ok…all day long. Then I began to worry that he got the worry from me. Then I remind him, and myself, that our “worry” really means […]
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.
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone! After all, we all had one, may be one, you may be a fill in mom or had a fill in mom. To the Mother Earth types that love our planet or the creatures that live here, thank you for loving where we all live. To the extra special […]