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Please, Kindergarten, Make Me An Adult

Come August 24, 2015, my role in life will change. Yes, I will still be the mother of Tiny Tot. Yes, I will still be a full-time employee, part-time writer, and no-time housekeeper. However, at the end of August, I will stop being The Bad Preschool Mom, and become The Bad Kindergarten Mom. There’s a...
No comments posted on March 30, 2015 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style

Introversion, Intelligence, Bullying, and Reflection

“Mommy, Elijah called me a baby today. So did Kaleigh. They were being mean to me, and I didn’t like it.” I knew this day would come. I knew it would happen, I knew I couldn’t stop it, and I didn’t prepare myself for the gut-wrenching pain I felt upon hearing those words. My child,...
No comments posted on March 26, 2015 in Parenting

Channillo is Coming!

While I was in Indiana, I noticed something odd. There was a trailer, and a black truck, sitting next a red barn. The barn has been a fixture behind my grandparents’ property for my entire life. I cannot remember a time I didn’t look out the window, or walk into the back yard, and not...
No comments posted on March 26, 2015 in Life

Conversations With My Child

“Mommy, it’s the guy with the blue mask.” I walk into the room, and I’m thinking about ignoring laundry, ignoring the stack of dishes in the sink, or ignoring the equally looming stack of pre and post-knee medical bills. I walk into the room, mind occupied, and focus on what he’s saying. He’s holding a...
No comments posted on March 23, 2015 in Parenting
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