16 05, 2016

Jackson 9.0

2018-10-08T15:53:49+00:00By |Birthdays, Blog, Parenting, Siblings|

    photography by Alison Frank   The last time I sat down to write, I could hear beautiful noises from across the hall. You were in your room, making crashing and exploding sounds to animate a war between Ironman and a Transformer. Starsceam, I think. You spied me tapping at my keyboard, then bounded toward me- all one-hundred pounds of you. I [...]

23 09, 2014

Why Me?

2018-10-08T15:54:06+00:00By |Blog, Parenting, Rants, Siblings|

We all have those moments (ok sometimes minutes or hours or days) when we ask ourselves “Why me?”  Sometimes the question comes in the form of “@*%& WHY ME???!!!!!!!” and I totally get that.  My most recent “Why me?” moment? Only my kid would wake up thirty minutes before we were to have our holiday photos taken with the worst [...]

2 03, 2011

The Boogie Men

2018-10-08T15:54:29+00:00By |Birthdays, Blog, Parenting, Siblings|

I am pretty sure I have already mentioned how hard it is for someone like me to raise someone like J.R.  I think I am easy to please (my husband's wallet may strongly object to that statement) and it doesn't take much to turn me on.  Really!   Just noticing double Box Tops for Education rewards at the grocery store can [...]