Counterfeit Kid


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 […]

Inherited Funny, or Crazy but Funny Either Way 


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 […]

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. […]

Summer Vacation Ideas and Zombies


“Hey boys! Look at this! We can do a night tour of Alcatraz! The boat pulls up for the tour behind Alcatraz on the loading docks!” Youngest, “Ummm, no.” Twin 1, “No. Freaking. Way.” Me, “It would be soooo cool!” Other twin, “Are you out of your mind? You clearly don’t play the video games […]

Worry and Worry Junior Have a Talk


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 […]