When she was just a little girl, I asked my readers . . .

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What will she be?  What happened was, a compassionate friend sent me a "There, there" bottle of Tanqueray, and my five-year-old immediately got a fork and pried off the red seal. Benny wanted one, too. So she muscled open the fridge, found a bottle of wine and a fork. When I asked what she was doing, she struck this pose.I feel like there is . . . something . . . in the future for this kid. But what? Will she be a pirate? Scourge of heretics? Doctor of the Church? Crazy … [Read more...]

Seven Quick Takes, In Which I May Be a Bit Dehydrated

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1.  Yay, Patheos tech team!  They brought my archives over from my old blog.  My pages, too, which I'll be updating soon.  Stay tuned for a list of top ten favorite posts, or at least top posts which seem entertaining without triggering any calls to child protective services.2.  My Register post is up:  The Happiest Voice.  Last week I had The Saddest Voice.  I think I'm onto something here.  Stay tuned next Friday for The Voice Which Best Exemplifies Perfect Indifference.3.  In a recent … [Read more...]

I’ll just say it for you: AWESOME!

Since as many as two of my readers have asked for pictures of my van (which I described here), here are some pictures of my van:You know what, I think one picture is enough.  You get the general idea.  Contain your jealousy!  If anyone deserves to tool around rural southern New Hampshire in a vehicle this awesome, it's me.As you will see, it is an intimidating vehicle, weighing in at two-and-a-half tons of pure kid-schlepping menace.  If you are unlucky enough to find yourself stu … [Read more...]

Why we’re dropping out of home school

A couple of people have asked why we're not home schooling any more.  We will be, a little bit -- my six-year-old son will be at home for first grade, and my four-year-old daughter keeps handing me notes composed of random letters, in a pathetic plea to be taught how to read and write.And of course we'll keep our feral three-year-old, whom no school can hold, and the smartest baby in the world (16 months old), who is not only putting together two- and three-word sentences, she can say "Come … [Read more...]


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