Conversations, Grandkids

Conversations With Mara (re: Mom)

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)

Conversations, Grandkids, Pets

Conversations With Mara

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

Grandkids, Kids

Soap Boxes On Top Of Soap Boxes

I have opinions. Shocking, I know! These opinions vary from spay/neuter, to organic preaching, to proper grammar/spelling, to breast feeding, to parenting, to family owned businesses, to creamer/chemicals in coffee vs drinking it straight up black. I do not lack for things that I feel strongly about. I'll just pick one today. Or, to clarify,… Continue reading Soap Boxes On Top Of Soap Boxes