Monthly Archives: September 2010

Dining Linens

Meals around here resemble feeding time at the zoo.  It’s gotten better over the years, but we still have our moments.  When they were little and all lined up in their high chairs, I felt like it was an event … Continue reading

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I hate bugs.  No, wait.  I HATE bugs!  I treat almost every bug like it is a dangerous, stinging, flying disc of death.  Seriously.  Flat isn’t flat enough when it comes to bugs.  My kids laugh at me, but I can’t … Continue reading

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The Voice of God

When I was 17, Erma Bombeck wrote a column titled The Special Mother. Even though I did not have children at the time, I was intrigued enough by it that I cut it from our newspaper and kept it through … Continue reading



The other day when I was in the grocery store I had a revelation.  People no longer wonder if I run a day care.  Instead they wonder if I have a deli, or some sort of restaurant.  When the boys were … Continue reading

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The Coyote and the Roadrunner

The Coyote and the Roadrunner were one of my favorite shows as a child.  Coyote always made me laugh, his ineptness epic, while the Roadrunner watched from a short distance.  It was the Coyote I thought of one Saturday morning not too long ago … Continue reading

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The Face of Aspergers

When Buzzard turned two, I was told that he would most likely never talk.  There were many reasons for this, the first of which was a diagnosis of PDD-NOS, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified.  Some people call it autism.  Some call … Continue reading

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You Know Your Old When…

Last night my husband and I took our three teenage boys to the University Football Game in our town.  We’ve done this before, and as odd as I know this sounds, part of my fascination with it is what young … Continue reading

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