Kids

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 […]

No More Teachers, No More Books…

No More Teachers, No More Books…

My kids are enjoying their first week out of school for the summer and, surprisingly, I haven’t wanted to strangle them yet. Emphasis on yet, because I know it’s coming. Y’see, No. 3 is at the beach with her bestie. Which means No.s 2 and 4 have the run of the house. I’ve discovered that […]

My Kids Can Still Surprise Me

My Kids Can Still Surprise Me

Earlier this summer, I had an old friend of mine die. She was more than a friend, she was my radio partner and a highly creative and fun person. Even though we hadn’t spoken (outside of Facebook) in years, her death crushed me. However, I didn’t want to write about it. Death isn’t a fun […]