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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