Cold season during a pandemic Last week, my kid got a sore throat. I’m normally nursing something post-Halloween. One year a kid puked in the car on the way home from the day-of party. Call it candy, excitement, whatever, it’s all caused by germs. We just acquire our germs around this time every year, noContinue reading “Cover your mouth!”
As I plodded around our mile-long Halloween route, my cheeks hurt from smiling the entire way. Tears crowded the edges of my eyelids, threatening to ruin the sloth eyes I painted so meticulously hours earlier. It was the giddy children, clamoring through the streets together, their high-pitched, excited voices that got me. Oh how IContinue reading “Why We Needed Halloween”
My kiddo has been into knives and weaponry since age 5. We found YouTube movies about Otzi the Iceman after wandering the Native American exhibit in the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. Next Wilder stared with awe at the ice age portion of our museum’s display. In my mind, he was creating a timeline,Continue reading “Homeschooling Unpopular Interests”
Our rhythm grounds us all, every one, and it’s crazy to toss out for long-term guests! I’m done with that.
Circling around is “Why can’t she just…” and “You could have…” so that I can barely hear her requests, which she isn’t saying aloud but her body is screaming: Be with me.
I thought they were coming Friday. They showed up a day early, surprising us all at lunch just before George spearheaded a series of zoom meetings for work. My parents are buying a home 3.5 hours away, and I’d just received a text about their trip three days ago. A last-minute, 2-week western tour beforeContinue reading “Surprise Parent Visits”
Holding space for my children’s sadness feels heavier than my own and also more dire.
They are playing as I’ve dreamed my kiddos would.