Graham

post-Christmas converstation

post-Christmas converstation

Scene:  Tucking Graham, age 8, into bed. Graham:  So why doesn’t Santa put anything in you and Daddy’s stockings? Cheris:  I don’t know… I guess because we’re grown-ups. pause Graham:  Does Santa put anything in drunk people’s stockings? Cheris:  Ummm… drunk kids? Graham:  No!  Drunk grown-ups! Cheris:  Well… I don’t think so… they’re still grown-ups. Graham: […]

eight

eight

4th & 2nd graders

4th & 2nd graders

3rd and 1st graders

3rd and 1st graders

star of the week

star of the week

And in other news, while I work on the house, the kids continue the relentless change/grow thing that they do. Graham’s teacher this year asked parents to write something about their child to display for the class when they are Star of the Week.  Since I’m lazy, I just cut and pasted some of his […]

kindergarten

kindergarten

Violet was so ready for school when she started kindergarten.  She had been ready for years.  As Rob is fond of saying, “She would move out and get her own apartment if we let her.”  I had no qualms dropping her off that day, except an overwhelming curiosity to see how she went about taking […]

change change change

change change change

Today is the last day I get him all to myself. Tomorrow is Violet’s first day of summer vacation.  In the fall Graham will start kindergarten. The girl sometimes expresses dismay that her brother gets to stay home with me while she has to go to school.  I tell her that she had me all […]

R.I.P. Henrietta Universe, 4/2010 - 5/2012

R.I.P. Henrietta Universe, 4/2010 – 5/2012

She seemed fine after her egg binding incident, eating well, happily scratching with her girls.  But we never did get another egg.  So I wasn’t too surprised to find her pale and droopy on Wednesday night.  I put her in her coop and braced myself for a possible Chicken Spa the next day. But she never […]