Month: September 2012

The Power of the Home Depot

Since my last post, the bulk of my time has been spent addressing Jack’s untreatable eight-day completely nasty gastrointestinal virus, as well as my own stomach flu. My illness, while horrific, was merely a blip on the family radar. Jacky’s disease was epic, explosive, and completely all-consuming. And it lasted for soooooo long. It’s over now, thankfully, and tomorrow Doris…

Early Thanksgiving

I received three phone calls from Jack’s school this week. I’ve already written about the paranoid uncertainty which accompanies each call. Will it be about Jack kicking another student? Did he drop trou on the playground and do his business? One never can tell. This post is a rundown of the three calls. 1) Jack’s teacher called to personally explain…

Down and Up

Here are a few highlights (and lowlights) from our weekend: Low: While at Stickers Doctor for our annual FluMist inoculations, preschool-aged son first punched baby, then spit a logie on baby’s head, all before melting into a writhing and steaming pile on the exam table when it was his turn for the nasal spritz. High: On the bright side, we…

August is the Cruelest Month–And it’s Over

School is back in session. Here are some signs that things are changing around here. A) I am cooking again. Real food. Planned, prepared dinners. The fridge once again houses leftovers (yay for ready-made tasty lunches and second-day dinners!). B) I agreed to host the neighborhood book club at my house. That I feel brave enough to invite a bunch…