Tag: kids

Cave Dwelling with Gobo and Eugene

Greetings, from "the editing cave" where I'm busy revising The Love Square. Here's a list of some things I've learned: I have a lot of "staring" happening. He stared at her, she stared at him, etc. etc. I'm working on it, people. There's no good word for a female half-laugh-- "giggle" sounds too silly and "chuckled" … Continue reading Cave Dwelling with Gobo and Eugene

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If I Ran the World

If I Ran the World, The work week would be four days. People would be more efficient because they'd know they only have four days to get their work done, and they'd be grateful for the three-day weekends. Think about it. Grocery stores would be designed so you'd walk into the dry foods section, then … Continue reading If I Ran the World

Back to the Blog- Summer Recap

A long, shrill, continuous beep . . . a flatline . . . Get the cart! Plug in the paddles!  Rubs paddles together and places them on WOAW's metaphorical chest . . . All clear! Jess yells, as she shocks her blog alive. A quick blip . . . then another . . . LIFE! … Continue reading Back to the Blog- Summer Recap

Mother’s Day Stuff

Two man-made lakes, landscaped with beautiful trees and flowers, sit in the middle of our development.  As you can imagine, the mile-long paved pathway around the lakes is a magnet for dog walkers, joggers, bikers, strollers. It's lovely to have the lakes in our neighborhood and to me, they are the shining point of our … Continue reading Mother’s Day Stuff

Snow Day Time Lapse

Time it takes to find appropriate clothing for two boys on blizzard days:  45 minutes.   Amount of time spent putting said clothes on boys: 15 minutes. Size of snowsuit that you are cramming your nine-year-old into:  6/7. Time it takes for little one to decide he has to pee after said clothes are in place: … Continue reading Snow Day Time Lapse

Why I Have Grey Hair…

JC, my eleven-year-old, had a noun test today in his Language Arts class. He had to be able to identify different types of nouns: subjects, subject compliments, direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of a preposition. Let me tell you, Blogtropolis. I write for a living and I couldn't identify these nouns if my life … Continue reading Why I Have Grey Hair…

“Happy My Teeth”

My eight-year-old son, M., has autism. For an autistic kid, M. is very in tune with other people's feelings. He shows a great amount of empathy. He gets very upset when others are upset.For example, when our house gets loud or we're arguing with M.'s older brother JC, M. gets very unsettled. He starts to growl. … Continue reading “Happy My Teeth”