Jenny is Wright

School’s Out for Summer

School’s Out for Summer

It’s summer. I’m sitting at the pool, watching the kids swim. They don’t need me here. They hardly know I’m here. I’m not hovering, I swear. I’m tucked far away in the shade. They’re here with friends, all of whom are old enough to be here without me. I’ll let them… soon. The Boy got […]

Practically Perfect in Every Way

Practically Perfect in Every Way

“How was ‘Mary Poppins’?” That’s the No. 1 question I’m asked, at least once daily, by friends who didn’t see the show. A lot of you get it, but some don’t. “Are you so glad it’s over? Happy to have your life back?” Great. No. That was our life. That’s the short version. As y’all […]

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

We hear it all the time: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I call bull honkey. Total crap. It’s like the advice they (the royal they, with all the answers) give brides when it rains on their wedding day. “They say it’s good luck if it rains on […]