I have let this site lay dormant for far too long. I think my drive to write so much during 2015 really slowed in January 2016 when I took a totally new kind of job that was super creative. I got to add all sorts of funny and art and images and editing to what […]
My brilliant gymnastics teammate from college, Carolyn, is a real-life actress. And I really love one of her recent comedy sketches about children as the “Literal Police.” First, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myD4w4c3qbE So, this video hit close to home because I always use hyperbole, and my kids have literally become the Literal Police at our house. […]
If I got a dollar for every time I said: “Thank you for politely listening right away!” … I’d start saying it all the time. Not because it was true, but because it would be nice to be a salaried parent. And I’d be saying something that–when true–probably makes you feel like a really amazing […]
Ella: Is there a cost to my surprise present? Me: Yes! A kiss. Ella: Hiissssssss. Me: No. A kiss. Ella: Hiiiiissssssss. Me: No! K- K- Kiss! Ella: I don’t understand your point.
Hypothesis There exists an inverse relationship between the number of times a child says your name to get your attention and the importance of the thing they are about to say. Observations [While I am on the phone] “Ella’s mom? Ella’s mom? Can you do something for me? How long are you going to be on the phone? Are […]
Friends never wake up at night, except to go independently to the bathroom or quietly solve their own problems.