A few months ago, I found myself standing in line with a woman whose daughter is currently a first year kindergarten teacher in Texas. About a week into the school year, the daughter called home to talk about a boy in her class who always claimed to have forgotten his backpack. Every afternoon, the teacher [...]
Entries from April 2011
April 30th, 2011 · 22 Comments · Daily, Just asking, Make Out Parties
April 29th, 2011 · 11 Comments · Daily
When Meredith was less than 24 hours old, she had already figured out how to kick her feet up to get comfortable. The new parents in the surrounding rooms loved to poke their heads into my room to ask if they could see “the ten pound baby.” One mom even brought her tiny six pound [...]
April 28th, 2011 · 11 Comments · Harperisms
Ah, here we are again—looking at my insides! I’m here to remind you that six years ago today, this happened: I’m pleased to report that my scarring (both emotional and physical! Whee!) is minimal, and my souvenir is now a beautiful six-year-old named Harper Rose. Harper is intelligent, considerate, and creative. AND, if you look [...]
April 27th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Daily
Harper will be six tomorrow, and I have a field trip with Meredith’s class (Chinese Buffet!). Meredith will be eight on Friday, and I have a field trip with Harper’s class (Zoo!). We have two birthday parties scheduled for Saturday and one for Sunday. Things are hectic, but it’s a Happy Hectic. “Oh! Wait a [...]
April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Daily, Don't look at my feet., Will it make me sick?
I just spent nearly 30 seconds trying to think of a word that rhymes with Tuesday. When I didn’t feel like wasting any more of my time (It’s worth over twenty bucks an hour at times! Other times? It’s worth absolutely nothing! You’ll never hear me complain!), I typed a search into the Internet. I [...]
April 20th, 2011 · 24 Comments · Cucumbers aren't always cool.
On Monday morning, at approximately 8:27, the girls and I exited the house for the drive to school and quickly noticed a man sitting in his car right by our mailbox. I looked at him. He looked at me. I gave him the roughed up “Dude. This is MY house. Move it along.” raised eyebrow [...]
April 19th, 2011 · 12 Comments · Daily, Harperisms, Video! Video! Video!
A few months back, it was brought to our attention that the school district’s literary magazine was accepting submissions, and that this year’s theme was Discovery. I talked to Harper, and she decided that she would love to write a poem. Because her class had recently written a few sensory poems, that style was fresh [...]
April 17th, 2011 · 20 Comments · Daily, Just asking, Make Out Parties
At age 32, when I became pregnant with Meredith, I removed my Billy Pancake ring (long story) along with the four “extra” earrings in my ears. For whatever reason, I viewed Pregnancy as a time to say goodbye to superfluosity, which is not a recognized word in the English language. (Apparently, I’m making up a [...]
April 14th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Daily
Confession: I’m one of those big whiny babies who blasts from three to ten when the outside temperature travels more than ten degrees beyond my comfort zone. On any given day in August, if you put your ear against my house, you will not hear the ocean. You will hear me getting out of the [...]
April 11th, 2011 · 10 Comments · Daily, Make Out Parties
If you’ve been with me since March of 2006, you know that I’m a sucker for alpacas. The photos in that entry have disappeared, but because TimeWaster is my middle name (Thanks, Mom and Dad!), I searched our external hard drive and found them for you! Here they are, ordered as they appeared in the [...]