Last weekend, the boys had Santa and elf hats on and making naughty and nice lists. Benjamin had written everyone’s name on the nice list and then started to jump around, landing on Andrea’s bare foot with his sneakers on. Andrea let out a loud cry in pain, to which […]
Something a little different…A sonnet. From darkness depth a midnight tempest crashed! Senses startled from rest’s peaceful embrace. In my dazed, sleep-soaked mind the lightning flashed, Breath escapes me as heart and mind gives chase. I fall from bed to face the stormy plight, My body braced against the nighttide’s […]
At Benjamin’s school each child has a little paper ant that hangs on the wall. When they don’t listen to the teacher or do something naughty, their ant gets turned upside down. Apparently, Ben’s ant spends a lot of time on his head…He’s a good kid, but he tends to […]
Every year, without fail, the story gets told about how, when I was five or six, I asked for “fiwa engine wegos,” for Christmas and the inevitable meltdown on Christmas morning when I discovered that Santa had not brought me the little red fire station with two little fire trucks. I remember vividly, […]
A couple of years ago, Benjamin received a Rudolph doll that turns his head, lights up his nose and sings “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (naturally). It is one of his favorite toys. A few days ago, it surfaced from the Christmas boxes and Benjamin immediately started pestering me to put batteries in […]
I love this picture by Ben. However, what looks like a sweet picture of some long-necks eating is actually not so sweet. You will notice that brown object in the sky…that would be the meteor that is about to kill them all.