Do you ever wonder, when you stop for a moment and think, who’s teaching whom anyway?
Oh, this motherhood. This motherhood– this becoming– it fills our hearts and empties them, makes us and breaks us. Motherhood is never what we expect– no matter what we expect. It is always bigger, smaller, louder, quieter, messier, seldom cleaner. It is the wrench of the heart and the soar of joy and the falling […]
His brother is in Omaha this week, getting royally spoiled by my parents. Without a constant companion, Bubs isn’t sure what to do with himself. Art and I aren’t very good at Legos, you know. And Squeezy mostly just likes to steal them for a little choking opportunity snack. He’s been reading a lot. About […]
I am busy in the kitchen, and he sits in his chair at the table, legs dangling (but not for much longer, I think), building a Lego model of the Titanic. He tells me about all the work they did in school today, getting ready for the last day of school on Thursday. He tells […]
So somehow, when I wasn’t looking, a certain person in this house magically transformed from a toothless baby to a seven-year-old with oversize front teeth. (Excuse me as I hyperventilate at the very thought.) This child is a bossy, obnoxious, tattling little booger. But he is also a delight. And honestly, if you listed all […]