I am an experienced traveler. Patience is not my strong suit, but I know how to wait. I once killed six hours on the Russian – Mongolian boarder reading Tolstoy and trying not to worry about whether the guards would want a bribe. Since she was little, my daughter has been a good traveler too. Gone […]
When the first wave crashed into me, I’ll admit I started to panic. I’d only been swimming in the ocean for a month and a half (I’m not a Jersey-girl born and bred- I grew up in the land of lakes Midwest), and I was not used to the rough surf. My husband did not […]
I used to be the one speaking to my child in a honeyed tone, dispensing treats to keep him quiet and happy. I was the one giving my kids clipboards with letters on them, asking them to find objects that began with those letters. I went to the grocery store equipped with a barrage of ammo to keep one in the kid carrier and one attentively walking beside me.
After two weeks from hell, including the sudden death of one of my closest friends from high school (Bill, may your soul rest in peace and may your spirit shine in the people who still love you here on earth), I am in a way sucky kind of mood. On top of this, we have […]
A few weeks ago, we had an incident during our weekly Sunday dinner with my in-laws. I made a dinner I knew my boys would eat, but my oldest son decided he didn’t want to eat it. Instead, he started goofing off at the table and demanded peanut butter and crackers. At one point, he […]