All Fun and Games

All Fun and Games

The kids like to play a game that might be called, “Catch Phrase.” Not that Catch Phrase.  No, this is naming a person they know (or pretend they know.  Like a cartoon character. #homeschoolweirdies) and then trying to list their catchphrases. It’s...
Pínch olé

Pínch olé

When a homeschooled Mexican meets a word they don’t know . . . “Hey, mom, those “píncholé” cards are CRAZY. There’s a ton of kings, queens, jacks . . .” At this point I realized what he was talking about and couldn’t breathe...
Girls, Girls, Girls

Girls, Girls, Girls

And just when we thought we could embrace “normal,” we sent the boys off to Totus Tuus for the week. *sigh* Im glad it’s Friday. Im also glad for this “girls week.” Somewhere along the way I picked up the idea that a group of girls is...
Lake Effect

Lake Effect

We’re back from the lake.  Mama Syd and Papa Chris are gone.  The pile of laundry that awaits is so tall.  It has us all feeling a little like this: So we know that things will happen at the lake and after 5 decades of being “Iron Creeked” we know...

Lady-go-round

I forget that my kids have a completely different vocabulary than I did growing up. I’m not even talking about “rad,” “dude,” “bodacious,” (can you tell I grew up in California in the 80’s and 90’s?) and the like....