on baking and questioning your decisions

This morning at 10am I dropped Claire off at a kids’ baking school. She’s my only child without a regular activity, and since soccer and ballet and gymnastics were all a bust, I figured it was a good time to listen to her and let her pursue her current interest, no matter how fleeting it […]

nerves

For days now Claire has been randomly telling me how nervous she is about school starting. Sometimes it’s a chipper, “I’m really nervous about school!” And sometimes her mood changes in an instant from smiles to slumped shoulders, her face collapses, and she sighs, “I’m so nervous about school.” In a perfect world, I would take […]

Whose birthday is it? Suge Knight’s birthday.

Christian and I used to be huge fans of Reno 911. So really, this conversation was the natural progression of things. Scene: The grocery store. Passing the bakery to be exact. And the cakes, oh, the delectable cakes. The players: Mom (played by myself, looking refreshed and young, as always); three inquisitive children (played by […]

A girl’s first crush

Claire has her first real crush. It’s adorable. You thought her heart belonged to Woody? Pshaw. That was nothing. This time? She only has eyes for one. It’s fun seeing this one way love blossom. I have to admit, I kinda like the guy. Even if he is kind of a ginger. I mean, he’s […]

Fighting the ridiculous fights

As she stands in the water table in her Tinkerbell panties and jammie top, frantically waving an orange toothbrush in the air, I think, “I should really make her get down before she inevitably falls and bashes her head on a rock.” And then I’d have to make the ever difficult decision of whether or not her gaping wound […]

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