Jenny Wright



Laying Down the Law

Laying Down the Law

If I told you this story last week, I might not have seen the humor. My boy, my very passive, honest, kind boy, is learning his way. He’s figuring out how to, um, lie. Now, to be fair, the things he’s lying about aren’t that big of a deal. They aren’t a matter of life […]

A Comedy That’s Not So Funny

A Comedy That’s Not So Funny

I’m a prude, I guess. I feel like I’m relatively realistic, but I watched a show the other night that grossed me out. It wasn’t “Bizarre Foods,” “Intervention” or “Man vs. Food.” There weren’t any medical procedures or naked people camping. It was a sitcom. It’s called “Mom.” I’m not even sure which channel it […]

You Don’t Suck at Life. I Promise.

You Don’t Suck at Life. I Promise.

“10 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Kid.” “5 Things You Can do to Make Your Marriage Better.” “3 Reasons Your Friends are Better Lovers than You.” “The Biggest Reason You Suck.” Are you familiar with these? If not, be thankful. The first few were cute. My husband and I laughed and nodded enthusiastically as we […]

Oh, Ship!

Oh, Ship!

Hope y’all had a great Christmas. Ours was chaotic and lovely. We had a house full of friends and family on Christmas Eve. My traditional Champagne Shrimp fed the masses. The wine was flowing. Santa brought a trampoline. I haven’t put together a trampoline before, but I’m pretty sure it’s harder than it looks. Like, […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

What a year it’s been. Through the good and bad, the funny and well, not-so, we made it. All of us. At least we can say that much. Let’s review. The Beer Fest was people-watching at its best. My favorite story of the day (well, that I can share here) was when a man was […]

Peace and Eggnog

Peace and Eggnog

We typically get a Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving. If I’m gonna spend that much time decorating, we’ll enjoy it for as long as possible. I’ve tried to follow the tradition of our church, which is to keep the tree up through Epiphany, but, by Christmas day, we’re done. Sorry, Father Fain. For those who […]

You don’t have to go all out to pay it forward

You don’t have to go all out to pay it forward

I don’t always go to Starbucks, but when I do, someone pays for my coffee. Well, not every time, but it seems that way lately. We were out of coffee at home, so I dropped the kids at school and went to the long drive-thru line wrapping around the shop. “Welcome to Starbucks. How can […]

Don’t be That Girl

Don’t be That Girl

Years ago (decades, really), I went to the Eric Clapton concert at the Omni in Atlanta. Some summer during the same awkward hair and clothing phase, 99X had a Summer Blastoff at Lakewood, and a bunch of us bought tickets. Milli Vanilli had top billing. It was epic. Besides a Dave Matthews concert years later, […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

My daughter got bitten by a snake last week. Until I heard the details I was worried. Days before, a friend of ours was bitten by a copperhead in his driveway. The Girl wasn’t bitten by a copperhead. The snake was, however, in our house. The Boy told me he loves me more than steak. […]

Classless

Classless

I like adventure, but I’m a creature of habit. I’m willing to try new things, but only with a detailed description of said things. My friend Erin has been teaching an exercise class for two and a half years. She has asked, begged, insisted and suggested I attend from the first time she taught. Most […]