bragging on my “kids…”

maybe some of you have never noticed, but there’s a page tab at the top of my blog.  (go ahead.  look…) see it? not the “about me” one. not the “essential living” one. but the other one? the “upstate area speech and debate” tab.  that one. if you click it, it will point you to ...

introducing a new “sape”…

so, my girlie has one of those tupperware shape ball toy things. (those of you who had/has one knows exactly what I’m talking about.) i’ve started saying the name of the “sapes” as we put them in, and she’s picked up on the pretty basic ones: “curckle, skare, and obul,” etc. the pentagon and hexagon ...

an ode to potty-training

she looks up,  alarmed and sure; “opty! opty!” she declares! we sprint quickly down the hall, removing shorts and underwares.   for 15 minutes, we sit and talk water running while we wait. we sing songs and count to ten, in hopes the urge will recreate.   “are you done?” i ask again from where ...