A few weeks ago, the “kindergarten dads” came over for a sampling of beverages. I didn’t know either of them well, but had spoken with them during the school year.For some reason during the conversation, I mentioned that I was a tomboy. In unison they said, “No way!” “Yes!” I replied and then I started down a long, spur-of-the-moment list about how I always was a tomboy. They looked at me in silent disbelief for [...]
At the pool today, I spoke with the husband of a friend. He talked about how it was really getting her down to try and enter the workforce again after being home with the kids. I told him how I had started a second blog on this subject (I participate in a community blog for our city). He said we should get together as a support group. As I stood there in the water, I [...]
I just left my friend’s house and it’s very late. As we sat around in the backyard, I realized all three of us women were thinking about what to do next. One had a law degree and left after both superiors quit and she didn’t want their jobs, one tried to use that math masters degree but the girls came first, and I had been home with my boys for ten years. The sky was [...]
Oh boy, there’s no camp for one of the kids this week. I’m having flashbacks to three years ago when there was no school and the kid was always home with me. Immediately, I’m thinking of food to pass the time. I was 50 pounds heavier then.
It’s only four days now. What’s so difficult? It was seven years the last time a kid was home with me. It’s sweltering here and there’s not [...]