Month: August 2012

Bus Watching

‘Tis the eve of the first day of school, but only for boy #1. It’s a teaser for Tuesday when that big yellow bus chugs up our street and puffs to a halt in front of our abode. When Jack traipses onto that bus, summer really ends. Good freaking riddance, summer “break.” You’ve been…real, I guess. Now don’t let the…

Crazy Town

How do you know you are starting to lose your mind? Well, you can start by walking into the chapel at church (really quite late when everything is really quiet and reverent) with the back of your skirt stuck up inside the waistband of your undies, like I did today. Yep, that just happened. Can I get a what what?! for…

We Made It

While summertime is not officially over yet, I can sense the end is near. How do I know this? 1) I am starting to go bat **** crazy.  The fun summer activities which have filled our time for many weeks no longer seem appealing to any of us. This August ennui leads me to think that we will all find…

Otitis Media

I called the pediatrician today following forty-eight hours of Jack smashing glass, ceramic, and porcelain things on the hardwood. Smashing typically means just one thing: Jack’s ears hurt. He never gets a fever. His nose doesn’t run. He does not tug on his ears. But he tells us he is in pain the only way he knows how–he throws things…