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backseat conversation

backseat conversation

Scene:  Driving home. VIOLET:  Mom, when is dinner? ME:  Dinner was two hours ago and you didn’t eat it.  That’s it. V:  But Mom!  I’m hungry!  I want dinner! M:  I guess you missed your chance to eat dinner.  I’m not making you another one. V (furiously):  If you don’t make me something to eat, […]

something to ponder

something to ponder

We got an invitation a few weeks ago to a kid birthday party.  In it I was amazed to find a note indicating where the child was registered for gifts.  I have to admit that I was, well, a little creeped out.  Imagining any kid wandering through a toy store, marking down all the items […]

broken arm saga - part 2

broken arm saga – part 2

Rob and I spent half of Labor Day on the phone to various hospitals while helicoptering around splint-sporting Graham, who seemed determined to fall and completely sever his already broken arm.  Turns out the clinic doctor was right; no one would cast an arm on a holiday, and most likely the doctors would’ve told us […]