The Real Santa Claus
A group of local residents have come together to relocate The Real Santa to a new location in Rochester but, to do so, they need money to pay him for his time…not to mention to feed the reindeer.
Creative and Bizarre Punishment
My 10-year old stayed home from school yesterday. His asthma was acting up and I didn’t feel 100% confident that he wouldn’t have a severe asthma attack at school. By the end of the day, I was seriously wishing I’d sent him to school. My patience was at an end. Late in the afternoon, I…
A Rude Awakening
So “the girl” is home from college. This is the moment I’ve been waiting for! She’s been gone for nine long months and has barely visited except when the dorms kicked her out for an extended vacation like Christmas and Spring Break. Oh boy have I missed her! Ya know how sometimes absence makes the…
Revenge is Sweet!
I believe in Karma. I believe that when you do good deeds, they come back to you in the form of good deeds; and when you do bad deeds, it comes back to you in the form of bad deeds. Sometimes Karma takes her own sweet time in delivering on the goods, but other times…
Testing Mom’s Good Humor
I like to think I have a sense of humor. I’m good at playing pranks on others, and I’m usually good at being on the receiving end. Usually. Last night, my sense of humor was greatly challenged. My 19 year old daughter is a freshman in college some three hours away. As most parents do,…
What’s that you said?
I think I’m getting to an age where I need to consider stronger glasses and <gasp> hearing aids! Never was the latter more pronounced than earlier this week as I was driving my 10-year old home from swim practice. During his endless monologue from the back seat – and my tuning in and out with…
Santa is watching you! Really…he is! I promise!
As parents, we’ve all done it. Most of us, anyway. We’ve all told that little white lie, with the intention of protecting the imaginations and/or innocence of our children. You know the ones I’m talking about: those itty-bitty, tinnnnny white lies about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny…or even about Goldie the Goldfish who…
The Wit and Wisdom of Braden (3rd Edition)
Some days I wish I could step back in time by about 35 years…back to when I was only 7 or 8 and the world made perfect sense. Or, I assume the world made perfect sense. It seems to make perfect sense to my almost 8 year old son. Just this morning Braden informed me…
Just Taking a Bit of a Globbing Break
Dear Friends: It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog. I’ve not died or become MIA; I’ve just been super busy with way too much on my plate and not enough time to sit down and think about what I want to write. Things will get easier once school begins and I send…