It was a Friday night. Being the inspiring Parents of the Year that we are, we had resorted to bribery to ensure our daughter’s cooperation at her hip-hop dance class. (Don’t ask- another post for another day.) In a moment of desperation, I informed her that if she chose to continue complaining and whining, she […]
“Hello, I’m Jessica!” my six year old announced brightly, appearing at my side. I glanced up from the computer dubiously, where I was frantically trying to wrap up some online bill pay. “You and your husband are here at our hotel for vacation for eleven days, aren’t you?” she crooned. Oh, fuck, I thought. Some sort […]
One of the most embarrassing things I ever did was catch a handful of my toddler’s poop. In an outlet store. Near the shoe aisle. Nope, not in a public restroom, not in the privacy of our own home, but in a public shopping space in a store with which I was unfamiliar. Had I […]
Today I am privileged to take part in the awesome-ness of Ninja Mom’s Character Assassination Carousel. Each month a blogger chooses a children’s story to rip to shreds. What’s not to love? Last month the hilarious Pat and Christian of Point Counter-point Point Point took a shot at Curious George, this month it is my […]
Writing strongly worded letters has always been a hobby of mine. Perhaps it sounds strange, but I derive much satisfaction from composing the perfect missive to confront an unjust situation. Complaining about poor service, an outrageous dental bill, (true story) or making a plea for a visa extension for my international friend- you name it, […]
Here is today’s segment of Awesome Stuff On My Fridge: a special window into the life of our family, generally featuring our spunky 1st grader. At our daughter’s elementary school, four students from each class are nominated monthly to be CARE winners. The acronym stands for Community, Attitude, Respect, and Excellence. One student is nominated […]
Does your child have a big imagination? Do you find their antics to be amusing, annoying, or both?