At 16 I didn’t really picture the future, maybe that was the problem.

My oldest daughter has been leaving reminders all over the house that she is old enough to take driver's education classes now. There are a couple of driving school coupons on my writing desk, a driving school's schedule on the kitchen counter and even a website bookmarked on my computer. She is eager and ready … Continue reading At 16 I didn’t really picture the future, maybe that was the problem.

I was more of a teacher’s plague than a pet.

I wasn't a very good student. If I was completely honest, I'd have to admit that it was mostly due to an overwhelming interest in social experiences rather than cerebral ones that kept me from achieving better grades. But I'm not that honest, so I'll blame it on poor study habits and a lack of … Continue reading I was more of a teacher’s plague than a pet.

All the things I used to be

I packed The Tortoise's lunch aggressively this morning, anger bubbling up in my throat until I just couldn't contain it any longer. I had tried to be diplomatic, give her an opportunity to make a better choice about her wardrobe, but the message was just not being received. Or she didn't care. However, I did … Continue reading All the things I used to be

When childhood meets adulthood

My extended family is rather large and spread out across the country. I have aunts and uncles older and close to my parents' age, an aunt that is only a few years older than myself and cousins we are waiting to arrive just months from now. As far as cousins in my generation though, I … Continue reading When childhood meets adulthood

I kissed a boy and I liked it

"Mommy kissed Uncle K once, you know," stated The Hare, right in the middle of opening Christmas presents with my brother-in-law (Uncle K), his kids, my in-laws and Uncle K's new girlfriend. The room fell silent for a few minutes and then erupted into laughter. Of course the girlfriend was totally confused, and didn't find … Continue reading I kissed a boy and I liked it