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Mama, Are You Wearing Pants?

Wed Sep 06 2017

I remind myself that I was embarrassed about my mother at his age. Not that there was anything wrong with my mother—I loved her dearly and she always wore pants outside of the house. Read more »

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Clean Vehicle? Is That Even Possible?

Wed Aug 02 2017

The Uber/Lfyt driver proved that cleanliness was obtainable, and there was no way, shape or form that I wanted SigO to get that into his head. Read more »

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Language Advisory

Fri Jul 28 2017

This post contains profanity, because it is about profanity and it was therefore unavoidable. Please note: some words we use in a profane manner actually have innocent uses as well, so I refrained from bleeping them. Read more »

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People To Stab Today

Fri Jul 14 2017

I’m generally a nice person. It’s as if I save up my savage homicidal tendencies all month and they only spew out when I’m hormonal. Read more »

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Freudian Lawn Job

Mon May 29 2017

I feel like there is a great metaphor in here somewhere—a reason for my purely accidental yet consistent egregious behavior. Read more »

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Rite This Injustis!

Sat Apr 29 2017

My youngest son has objected to spelling since he was first introduced to the concept. It wasn’t the work of memorization that irked him, but rather the nonsensical ways that words were spelled. Read more »

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Ruminations on My First Love, Now Outgrown

Tue Apr 25 2017

When the phone rings, my first instinct is to hit it with something, or throw it. I feel assaulted. No, that’s too strong of a word, but certainly invaded. Read more »

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Has My Son Been Replaced with a Pod Creature?

Sun Jan 15 2017

A sleep story in pictures Read more »

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When it Comes to Blood-Sucking Parasites, I’ll Take all the Hope I can Get

Fri Jan 06 2017

I tend to think I am an intelligent person who does not fall easy prey to snake oil sales pitches, but when it comes to lice, all rational thought goes out the window Read more »

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New Year's Eve Shoes

Sat Dec 31 2016

This becomes a New Year’s Eve post if you make it to the end. Read more »

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When is Belief in Santa Inappropriate?

Mon Dec 26 2016

My eleven-year-old still believes in Santa. Yes, he really believes, he doesn’t just pretend to believe to keep Christmas magical for his little brother or because he is afraid of disappointing me. Read more »

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