Not Waving But Drowning: Loving My Neighbor

Nobody heard him, the dead man,But still he lay moaning;I was much further out than you thoughtAnd not waving but drowning.Poor chap, he always loved larkingAnd now he's deadIt must have been too cold for him his heart gave wayThey said.Oh, no no no, it was too cold always(Still the dead one lay moaning)I was … Continue reading Not Waving But Drowning: Loving My Neighbor

A Cookie Monster

Today I'm highlighting a conversation with my kid.Q: "Momma, um can I have a cookie?"Me: "Um, no. It's too early for cookies. You need breakfast."Q: "Can I have a cookie for breakfast?"Me: "No, cookies are not breakfast food."Q: "Why they not breakfast food?"Me: "Uh. They are not breakfast food because...they are not that good for … Continue reading A Cookie Monster

While the Cats Were Away

In the name of healthy marriage and healthy friendships, Derrick and I stepped out into the big world without our dear sweet children.We have a wonderful babysitter, who I shall mention by name because A) I have nothing but good things to say about her B) She has sworn that she will never, ever read … Continue reading While the Cats Were Away

Stressed makes Desserts!

"I want to make cookies." "Pway a yittle bit yonger, den make cookies", he suggested. Um, ok. I thought that by making cookies, he would feel loved. Apparently he feels more loved when I sit down on the floor and let him drive matchbox cars into my legs."Why you toenails purple?" "Member when we went … Continue reading Stressed makes Desserts!