Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Season Begins

"So, Bob, your first soccer practice is tomorrow. You guys are going to pick your team name."

"I'm not doing soccer this year."

"Yes you are doing soccer this year."

"I don't wanna."

"Back when sign ups happened at the end of the school year, you begged me to do it. You made a commitment. Now you've been placed on a team. There's no turning back."

"Okay, but there's always someone distracting on my team and I end up  never paying attention. That's happened on every team. There's always a guy."

"Honey, I think you're the guy."

"Oh... Well... That's not good because I know I'll be on my team."

Monday, September 1, 2014

White and Pink

Yesterday I stopped in to a florist shop to pick up some birthday flowers for a friend. I picked out some lovely sunflowers for her and had them wrapped up. Then I noticed this glorious arrangement of hydrangeas, roses, and orchids being put together. It was large and I couldn't afford it. I bought it. For myself. For no good reason and every good reason.

I might make it my new Labor Day tradition.

Friday, August 29, 2014


"Okay, Bob. Good night. See you in the morning."

"Wait, Mom? Can I get a drink of water?"

"Your water is right here on your desk."

"Okay. Good night. Mom? Don't we need to get new soccer shoes?"

"Yes, Bob. Now it's time to stop talking and start sleeping. Goodnight."

"Mom, one more thing."

"What, Bob?"

"Where do babies come from?'


"Hahaha. Just kidding! Good night, Mom."

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Assisted Living

"Mom? Can I come in the bedroom? Is your headache still hurting? I made you a cup of coffee so that you don't fall asleep too early and then you won't be able to sleep during regular bedtime. Do you want a glass of water too? Do you want the Star Wars pillow? Okay, I'm going to go feed Teddy his dinner now. Wait, do you need an emergency hug?"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Front Row Seat

"Mom! Check it out. When it's night time, the front window's like a mirror and I can totally practice my Michael Jackson moves and see myself at the same time! Sometimes I spin into the couch, but it's cool."