On my way to enjoying saying “No.”

First: An unrelated anecdote. Every day after school I have to remind the big kid to stop pretend-battling his imaginary Pokémon and start doing his reading. Today: the little kid declared, "When I'm in Kindergarten and first and second and third grade, I'm going to do my reading right away. You will only have to … Continue reading On my way to enjoying saying “No.”

I don’t make promises I can’t keep

Because the universe has s hilarious sense of humor, I was forced to sign this health pledge for my son's school. Let me just say I love his school. I love his teachers. We adore his physical education teacher and counselors and principal and whoever else might be responsible for this. I don't even have … Continue reading I don’t make promises I can’t keep

Post-good-day moody blues

  Anybody ever have a day in which you were crushing it, and then have everything come crashing down the next day? I don't know if my expectations are set too high after a really good day, or what. But I suspect it's because life happens, and I get overwhelmed, and I mainly want to go … Continue reading Post-good-day moody blues