Summer

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 […]

Bowled Over: Brunswick Burgers and More

Bowled Over: Brunswick Burgers and More

Signs of summer: mosquito bites on ankles; that shimmery haze floating above every inch of asphalt in the state; the smell of BBQ; and kids. Kids at the mall. Kids at the stores. Kids at the lake. Speaking to my boss about potential targets for my palate, he thought it wise to cover something related […]