It's Sunday, so we must be at the Children's Emergency Room. The dedicated professionals make it easier to go, but still, it sucks having a sick baby. This was her third day of having a fever, so the hubs and I decided to take her to the children's ER. We didn't wait at all: they… Continue reading children’s ER
There are few things in life worse than a sick baby. When they are feeling awful all over the place, they just want to be held by mommy. And who is this needed mommy? Me, of course: selfish, overdriven, got-stuff-to-do me.
Every Friday I try and clean the house. This is so exciting that I'm not going to write about it. I try to go to AA and church on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Community is important to me. Every Friday, my mother takes my son for a sleepover. At first, it was because I was… Continue reading Friday Rant
I was on time for once. In all my years of therapy, I've never felt reluctant to share my story, so I could be better! But this time, there's so much going on, and getting it all straight was flummoxing. I finally understand why it would be hard for someone to lay their cards on the table.
I don't know if you've seen this - it's been making the rounds of Facebook. The letters to the librarian of Troy, Michigan, and the children of Troy are such a gift to the world. From the Troy Public Library blog: In May 1971, the Troy Public Library at 510 West Big Beaver opened its… Continue reading letters to children about reading
Holy God. I actually feel bad for the karate instructor. His doing a great job keeping the kids in line, but I just feel like my child is so energetic, so driven, so WILD. He's doing really well. The instructor, I mean. Most NUANCE is lost on my child. God love him. I'm reading, Raising… Continue reading Children’s Karate
From TODAY: Me: My daughter is 8 months old and my son is about 4 and 1/4th going on whatever age is going to drive me the most nuts. From TWO WEEKS AGO: An actual conversation between me & the kid: (The news was on tv, and one of the announcers said something about 14 candidates… Continue reading Quotes of the day:
So yesterday was day 5, but I didn't post because life was happening all over me. I am sure that I will be forgiven. ❤ The Rules* Rule #1: Don't run off. (Nana came up with this one.) Meaning: We love you and you can't get run over by a car. You can't get kidnapped,… Continue reading The 5 Day Poetry Challenge, Day 5 (ahem)
Tonight, I am grateful for the support I received from friends in my church community who thanked me for writing that post last week, which was so hard to write. Several people told me that it was well written and powerful. Well, thanks. Also that it seems likely that the institution will change, one way… Continue reading I am grateful for …
Context: The annual meeting was today, and there wasn't any childcare provided for the 2+ hour long meeting. From a kid's perspective, adults droning on must be boring, so I tried to set up my son with crayons, etc., but he is super active, moving all the time. He wants to run and jump and… Continue reading letter to my super liberal church