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.”

It’s beginning to look a lot like B.F.D.

I'm just going to start with the recipe at the top so WordPress doesn't tease my blog with a triggering photo of my creepy basement. I think the last post's teaser photo was enough to make everyone bite down on their pillows and scream. Sorry about that. To make up for that, here's a picture … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like B.F.D.

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