Ready or Not!

Ready or Not!

The looks on the midwife and chiropractor’s faces today made us realize that we should probably get on a baby name poll BEFORE a baby arrived. Alas, that meant that we needed to actually think about names. You know, aside from the random, “Ooh! What about...
Deja Vu

Deja Vu

I had an epiphany in mass tonight.  I wish I could say it was of the spiritual variety but it was simply this: Having kids is like reliving parts of high school, but just the painful, awkward parts (a.k.a. ALL OF IT.) Like when your crush would walk in and your...
You Go, Girl

You Go, Girl

  I’m not sure all nearly-15-year-old boys are like ours, but he’s pretty stoic. It takes a good deal to get any sort of reaction from him.  That’s not to say Max meets the world with a “Meh.” attitude, it’s just that he tends to be...
Dress Up

Dress Up

There was a time before I had children, or more than 2 anyway, that I looked upon a parent’s choice of clothing for their child as a strict judgment upon the parent themselves.  For the love of Pete, why is your daughter in a leotard and snow boots in the...
Because Jesus

Because Jesus

Once upon a time, Fr. Castor proclaimed that any question can be answered with “Jesus,” it just depends on inflection and tone. It was a good joke for a long while and from time to time it resurfaces and begins again. *** We are giving poetry a whirl....
Making Up for It

Making Up for It

We make many mistakes as parents.  So. Many. Mistakes. For example: Friday I was directing some of the crowd in how to draw a tiger.  Let the record show that if any class I was ever in teased or made fun of the teacher to the extent that my pupils did me, well . . ....