Tag: Parenting

  • Sending My Kid to School After Parkland

    Sending My Kid to School After Parkland

    My kid has questions I can’t answer. He wants to know how he’s supposed to go to school and feel safe. I have no answers. I can’t tell him that everything will be fine. I can’t guarantee that. I can’t lie. On the same day that a Florida teenager went into a high school and killed […]

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  • The F’ing Fish Died — Finally!

    The F’ing Fish Died — Finally!

    Blueberry is dead. Finally. Blueberry may have been the longest-living betta fish in the county for all I know. I searched “betta fish life span” and Google kindly told me “2 y on average (In captivity)” with a picture and everything. Yeah, Blueberry doubled that estimate. At least. Even after spending her first couple years […]

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  • Janitor of Words, Crusher of Dreams

    Janitor of Words, Crusher of Dreams

    This is so awesome. Sooo very awesome. I have a new title. I am now, officially, as proclaimed by my son, The Crusher of Dreams. I’ve earned the title over time, with many incidents proving my worthiness of it because I am — after all — a parent. But my title was not until today […]

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  • That Time I Fell Out of a Tree

    That Time I Fell Out of a Tree

    While flat on the ground, staring at the tree that ousted me and doing the mandatory self-assessment that usually follows such a test of gravity, @ walks over and looks down at me very seriously.

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