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.
The Boy Wants Gin on a Snow Day?
I don’t know where you live but here in North Carolina we’re getting snow days. North Carolina is drunk. You may already know I am not a big fan of snow or winter or anything having to do with wearing a coat. Yesterday was a magical snow day for us after I was reminded to […]
Write it on Your Wall, BUT not Really
Dear husband, When you say to our son, “Write it on your wall so you remember the dates. I will take you boys to Atlanta to see a super-cross in February” you should remember he is TEN. Ten year-olds don’t have Facebook “walls” to write their plans on. Ten year-olds will just write that s*@! […]
Cutting the Cord, The Game Console Cord
I just answered a phone call on the home phone, (no one calls the home phone) “Hello, is Peter around?” Says a GROWN man. Me, “Uh…yeah. One moment please.” “Peteeeerrre, you have a phone call.” Me to man in phone, “May I ask who is calling?” Him, “This is Paul.” Oh, heck no. Who is […]
My kids are Auditioning for Jacka$$ 2023 Edition, EVERY DAY
Well, here is the story about probably the most inappropriate thing that was ever said in a Build-A-Bear. Because what my funny kids did to me there ten years ago apparently wasn’t embarrassing enough. Because my kids are auditioning for Jacka$$ 2023, EVERYDAY. Our youngest has had a bunny from Build-A-Bear since before he was […]
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