You never stop being a mom. No matter how old your kids get, or where your kids' adventures take them, they are always your babies. You hope that you have given them the tools that they need to live their adult lives in the best way possible. And yet, somehow you have a difficult time … Continue reading New Admiration
Pretty much everywhere I go you'll find me with a camera strapped around my neck. I'm the official "memory provider" at all our events. I make photo books to document those memories in an easily viewable format. You know what's not in many of those photo books? Pictures of me, that's what. When we go … Continue reading Friendly Advice
Mara's birthday is tomorrow. We had her party at our place off the grid last weekend. MY mom came out for it. So there was Mara. Mara's Mom. Mara's Grandma. Mara's Great-Grandma. Explain how all that works to a four year old. Melissa: "Mara, this is you Great-Grandma. You can still just call her Grandma, … Continue reading Conversations With Mara (re: Mom)
I could probably make "conversations with Mara" into a series. That child. She is a talker! And she takes everything very literally. She's four. She doesn't quite understand sarcasm yet. Since she arrived she has been asking me what the grey kitty's name is. I keep telling her, "It's Smokey." Then she goes, "Hi, Smokey." … Continue reading Conversations With Mara
A few weeks (or months) ago Michelle and I were watching TV and a commercial for something (not sure what) came on and there were people in innertubes floating on a river. We looked at each other and went, "Hmmm, float trip sounds fun!" My family used to do float trips every summer, but as … Continue reading Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Got a text from my daughter. Granddaughter ::requests something to dip her chicken pot pie in:: Dad: "Such as?" Granddaughter: "Yeah, I do want suchas." Dad ::makes a sandwich:: Granddaughter: "That's not suchas. That's Mayo!!" Oh man, I wish they lived closer!!!!!
SIX!!!! I get my sixth grandbaby for Thanksgiving. That's all. Carry on.