Overheard recently in my kitchen, NOW WITH ADDITIONAL HILARITY

After offering Mia a bite of cheese omelette, which she politely removed from her mouth after a few chews: Me: Oh honey, you like eggs. [aside] At least you have in the past. Mia: Mommy, it’s not the past anymore. From the dining room, where she had been warily watching me vacuum the kitchen: Mia: … More Overheard recently in my kitchen, NOW WITH ADDITIONAL HILARITY


One of my greatest weaknesses as a human being is that I allow things to accumulate for such ridiculous periods of time that I often never get around to dealing with them at all, because to address them beyond their natural deadline seems foolish to me, and so I continue to ignore them and have bad feelings … More Dodging


Conversation at our table over dinner, Tuesday, March 24, 2009: Mia: I want some letters*! Mommy: You have to eat some chicken first. Mia: I want some letters! Mommy: You can have some letters as soon as you eat some of your chicken. Mia: I want some letters! Mommy: Okay, eat ONE bite of chicken … More Trouble

Not even for you, BFF

Those of you who’ve been around a while will remember my BFF, Catherine Newman? For years she wrote a parenting blog, Dalai Mama, which I discovered through my addiction to [the now defunct, let us all have a moment of silence] Wondertime magazine, and then she shifted her focus to a food blog, Dalai Mama Dishes*. When I initially … More Not even for you, BFF

Bang bang

I am in my fifth day at my new job, and I am already equal parts elated-overjoyed-invigorated and freaked-the-hell-out. It’s too much to explain now, but here are some things for you to consider: for the first time in years I am being listened to at work–by adults; I am legally parking in the same faculty/staff … More Bang bang

This post brought to you by the letters W, T, and F

So I have this giant bald place, and it was completely and totally a result of the resort emergency alarm, which apparently was “falsely activated.” Do you know what that means, people? Do you? It means that some punk kid (or obnoxiously immature adult, which I’ll get to another time) pulled the fire alarm lever and ran … More This post brought to you by the letters W, T, and F

Please and thank you

Did you ever see that episode of “Friends” where the guys go on a police ride-along with Phoebe’s boyfriend du jour, and Ross gets all “I have a new lease on life” because he thinks someone took a shot at him? And Joey threw himself onto Ross to “shield him from the bullet”? But it was … More Please and thank you