Joy In The Ante Meridiem

I like to think God is pleased when we greet the dawn in a tricorn hat.  It takes trust to run at sunrise, with a whisk, in the autumn crisp. To be children of joy...Well, it's a tall order in today's world. It calls for a bit of surrender and a touch of humility.Sometimes kitchen utensils help. … Continue reading Joy In The Ante Meridiem

When Coffee Doesn’t Cut It

This morning I planted flowers in my pajamas. With a burned and blistered index finger, I touched all things tenderly and wiped mud on my bathrobe. Twenty minutes later I was drinking sugared coffee and the silence led me to the Under-Four's, digging enthusiastically. I didn't know it, but the Snapdragons wanted to be in … Continue reading When Coffee Doesn’t Cut It

Get Out Of My Head Freddy Mercury! (Why Mothering Is A Great Profession)

"I have a sparkle prize for you," he says, placing a closed fist on my desk.I look.I look harder."It's pretend," my three year old informs me, "the prize I gave you is a sparkle prize."I smile. I'm sitting in my ratty wicker chair, the one with an appropriated couch pillow to prevent poking.  I'm trying … Continue reading Get Out Of My Head Freddy Mercury! (Why Mothering Is A Great Profession)

Preschool And How It Relates To Breakfast

It's time for breakfast wrapped in burritos. While scrambling eggs and grating cheese, the food will take new forms. In the fridge, tortillas will wait for the teeth that come in the morning.At six-ish a small person will get out of bed and change from Pull Up to Undies. I'll comb his hair, he'll mess it … Continue reading Preschool And How It Relates To Breakfast

A Post About Nothing, Which is Everything

I felt boring this morning when I tried to write a blog post. I had just collected a stool sample and I mourned for you, readers, because shouldn't you be reading about great adventures, or at least something less gross?Then, I mourned for me, because my life is boring AND gross, and not blog worthy … Continue reading A Post About Nothing, Which is Everything

Focus On Cups and Sunrises…Ignore the Pee Pee

I woke up this morning and my favorite cup (it has pretty designs INSIDE it!) was clean and ready for some coffee love.I opened all the windows in the house and Q watched the sunrise and I rejoiced over clouds and cool weather after a few days of 100 degree what-the-end-of-September? heat.I made ham and … Continue reading Focus On Cups and Sunrises…Ignore the Pee Pee

Wearing Our Crazy Hats in Our Crazy House on A Crazy Day

The washing machine is dowacka-do-ing and I have had a shower. The small batman that ran around all morning in nothing but a cape and a wild imagination? He's dressed now in his boring Bruce Wayne clothes.The baby who woke up demanding "Mik! Mi! Mik!" ("milk" you guys. He was saying "milk") has gone back … Continue reading Wearing Our Crazy Hats in Our Crazy House on A Crazy Day