The first two weeks of summer vacation are usually kind of a blur. The first is mostly an expression of the pure, unadulterated joy of having no responsibilities after nine long, grueling months of school activity. Believe it or not, I'm talking every bit as much about adults as I am about the kids basking … Continue reading Summer Vacation, Week Three: The Initial (Ugly) Face Of Boredom
Huzzah! After two longs months of toiling daily in the word mines, reeking of coffee, weakness, dark chocolate, candy-coating, bourbon, flop sweat, and doom, I have finally, finally finished the first draft of my latest novel, codenamed Project Macaroni. How can you believe me, you ask? Especially as I’m known to make stuff up on … Continue reading Project Macaroni Status: Complete. Achievement Unlocked!
There are a lot of things about being a parent that will likely drive you to the brink of hair-pulling frustration. Trying to get an 18th month-old to stand still long enough for a diaper and outfit change can test the patience of a stone. And you know that stubbornness you pride yourself on? Yeah, … Continue reading The obstinate child and four little bites