Recently, Noah said something that brought back a memory of the moment in their childhood that I so far most regret not having had a video camera handy to capture. The location: The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia. At the end of the tour, we had the opportunity to sample various Coca-Cola products from […]
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She’s an interesting specimen, this creature known as the Papaya Monkey who lives in our home. We’ve been studying her in her native environment for the past 11 years, and our findings are puzzling. What follows are our extensive field notes.
Last night, Noah decided he needed to know how old Kent and I are. After much teasing, we finally settled on the truth that Kent is 42 and I am 38. Noah then looked at me and said in all seriousness, “So you’re older than Daddy?” Anyone wanna buy a kid cheap?
It’s official. My children now have no excuse for not seeking a college education. We have written our final check to the Florida Prepaid College Plan, and have just received the joy-inducing letter that states, “Your plan is paid in full.” The Florida Prepaid College Plan is a unique program that allows Florida residents to […]
For a 3-month period between March 29 and July 1, 2008, I gave up on blogging. Not permanently, of course. But other activities and obligations piled on one after another, ceaselessly demanding my attention. Something had to give. My muse, rejecting the argument that sleep is an overrated luxury, finally rebelled; I cracked and took […]
I think I have the most disobedient kids in the world, because never once have they heeded my admonishments to stay little forever and stop growing up. The latest act of blatant rebellion? Noah stepping onto the school bus for his first day of kindergarten. A mother can surely be forgiven for tearing up at […]
For all the math competitions I took part in during high school and all the math awards I won, there is one mathematical tidbit I must claim ignorance on. I do not know what the last number is. I’m sure it is infinitely more than my feeble mind can comprehend. But according to my son, […]
This week Maia added a new favorite to her repertoire of summer camp experiences. Rock climbing. I did not know such a summer camp existed, but it turns out that we have an indoor rock climbing facility practically in our own back yard, and they do, indeed, host weekly camps. But there was a hitch. […]
Exactly one year ago, in recognition of my 13th wedding anniversary, I wrote about our fairy tale wedding. That has since become the single most popular post on this blog, bringing nearly half of all traffic that lands here from Google and other search engines. Mostly the visits are from people who want to know […]
That’s what Noah asked me for in the store today. What he meant was 11 dollars and 99 cents, but who’s quibbling with adorableness? He wanted to know if I had 11 dollars and 99 dollars to buy a specific toy that he’s had his eye on in the past. Sadly, I had to say […]