I was a late bloomer. Always late on those simple milestones that seem so important to a tween - you know, the ones you painfully watched your best friend achieve first. She even got to shave her legs first! And I thought my argument in favor of that particular privilege would be well-served if I … Continue reading Firstborn
It's taken me over a week to write this - I've written it twice. The first time it sounded too supermom hokey - "oh it's so wonderful teaching my daughter." The second time a little too Joan Crawford - "no colored pencils!!" Hopefully, the third time's a charm. If not, you can stop reading now. … Continue reading Say What??
I would like to add exterminator to my resume. Not that this is some great admirable trait to brag about. It's not. But, I hate bugs. I know they all have a place in God's vision of creation, but personally, I am skeeved by them. I don't want to look at them up close and … Continue reading Don’t Look Now
A week that began like any other - week 5 promised tests and quizzes in multiple subjects with my signature required in multiple places - and a grumpy 9-year-old boy who continued to insist "I already know it!" as he stomped away from my unanswered question about a story he's being tested on. My son … Continue reading Throw Me a Life Raft