My husband grumps around the Internet right now. He grumps around the neighborhood, the stores, the radio, the television. He grumps around, non-shouting things about “honoring the turkey” and “Thanksgiving comes first!” I just roll my eyes at him. I’m pretty good at rolling my eyes at him.… Read More
The picture says it all.
One brother feels pretty darn smug that for the next six days he looks as though he’s three years older than his brother. You see, BigBrother turned ten yesterday. LittleBrother won’t turn eight until the 24th, one week after his older brother’s birthday.… Read More
You have ten fingers, so when you hold up your age now, it looks like you’re giving us jazz hands.
And that’s really the best way to describe you in the here and now: You are jazzed about everything.… Read More
“That girl looked like my daughter.”
I looked down, though I don’t remember at what exactly. Did I look at the dinner specials on the menu? Portabella steak. Did I scroll my phone? Work chat dinged a few times.
In another second, the thought fully registered.… Read More
“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.”
-Mary Oliver, Wild Geese
I did nothing to earn this, to stand in the yard with my daughter while my oldest son snaps our picture.… Read More