Move over Steinbeck!

There are some things in this world that really make me happy.  As a mom, one of those things is when my children find creativity in writing.  Today is one of those days. Last night, my 11-year old son brought home a graded writing assignment he’d been given in class.  He was to pretend that … Continue reading Move over Steinbeck!

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3rd Grade Boy Reports Kidnapping

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a funny kid story. Usually I share a story about my own kids, but today I have a  story that I’ve “borrowed” from a friend who works in the office of a nearby elementary school. Kathie S. is a secretary in the office of a local school.  In … Continue reading 3rd Grade Boy Reports Kidnapping

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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 … Continue reading Creative and Bizarre Punishment

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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 … Continue reading A Rude Awakening

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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, … Continue reading Testing Mom’s Good Humor

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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 … Continue reading What’s that you said?

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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 … Continue reading Santa is watching you! Really…he is! I promise!

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Will the Real Superman Please Fly Forward?

I love little kids and the unique way they have of taking everything quite literally.  If you say “the sky is falling,” you can be sure that some child will duck for cover.  If you say “it’s raining cats and dogs,” some child somewhere will start to cry.  Their whole world is very literal. This … Continue reading Will the Real Superman Please Fly Forward?

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