When the final book in the Harry Potter series was released in 2007 (oh my god, ten years ago!), I waited in a very long line at the bookstore at midnight to get my copy. Of course. It was awesome to be surrounded by hundreds of people who were equally invested in a storyline I’d… Continue reading Of Wizards and Wands and Family Bonding
My firstborn turned nine last weekend. As I looked back over pictures and memories of previous celebrations, I came across a blog post I wrote a few weeks before her birth. As I’d approached the end of my pregnancy, people kept asking me if I was “ready” for her to arrive. This is what I… Continue reading I Wasn’t Ready
I enjoy most of the duties of motherhood. I like reading stories and combing hair and packing lunches. I’m happy to play catch and foursquare and go fish. I will cheerfully juggle schedules, wash uniforms, and applaud enthusiastically for in-house musical concerts. But why is it that dental hygiene requires so much energy? Seriously –… Continue reading Just Brush Your Teeth, Children!
I bought my son a slingshot for his seventh birthday. Obviously, this was a huge mistake. He immediately started winging bouncy balls around the living room, then moved on to using his big sister as target practice. I had to confiscate the thing four times in the first six hours that he owned it. That… Continue reading Mistakes Were Made