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Babies are miracles. Let me rephrase that: having a baby is a miracle. It’s impressive that a cluster of cells grows into a bundle of joy and smelly diapers over the course of nine months, but the real miracle is … Continue reading
When I was seven I was afraid of vampires. I’d read a children’s version of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’; I’d picked it up from the library and read it in an afternoon. I thought it was a really cool story; until … Continue reading
It’s unusually hot for a September day. The temperature will swing nearly 40 degrees today; God, showing off. We are on a mission. I’m flying solo with my daughter. I’d hoped to park close to the hospital, but my hopes … Continue reading
An important part of learning how to fly airplanes is learning how not to fly airplanes. We learn a lot from our fellow pilots; some lucky enough to have made bad decisions and still have their number of takeoffs equal … Continue reading
Ryan and I went to McDonald’s yesterday. It’s become something of an after-preschool ritual. This was on his happy meal box: Ryan stared at it for a minute and then we had a chat: Ryan: “What’s wrong with this kid?” … Continue reading
We thought Anna was napping. She was being so good. So quiet. But she wasn’t napping, no. And the silence was broken by 4 words that have now been added to the “Things I Never Want to Hear Again List”: … Continue reading
Anna: “Mommy, hows about I brusha my teeth? Whaddya say?” Ryan to a kid in his preschool class that didn’t like his cereal: “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.”