UP IN THE TREES WITH PEANUT BUTTER

I can almost hear it now.  That staccato bell, the brazen metallic scream, telling children what they want to hear:  SCHOOL’S OUT! As the academic year drew to a close, my children—like yours, too, I’ll bet!—gleamed at the prospect of happy days spent doing wonderful new things.  The zoo, the ice cream parlor, the movies, the swimming pool, the mall…. I have a desk job now—but in those years of careful parenting, I was trying so hard to stay at home with our children; and that meant that mone … [Read more...]


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