You guys. It is the last day of school. I don't even know what to do with all these crazy feels I'm having. The curly baby you see here just happily skipped all the way to her LAST day as a first grader. And here's what I wanted to tell her before she joyfully bounced into line with her other classmates...Read More
So, in the tradition of all good American educational institutions, Audrey's school sends home scholastic book orders about every 2 weeks. Ok, maybe it's not quite that often, but it sure feels like it. And in these book orders, they offer such literary treasures as...Read More
Friends, I'd like you to meet two women. Though they are very different from one another, they each have my respect, and maybe even affection. They are both mothers, yet each has her own expectations for life, and each has her own unique...Read More
On my way home from school drop-off today, I’m taken aback again by gratitude. I’m thankful for SO many things, but every day as I walk home, I feel especially thankful for our neighborhood. Which brings me to the first reason I love it: it’s completely walkable. I walk our oldest to her school, and then my little and I meander on over to her preschool, whose start time is just after. Honestly, I can’t even believe that this is my life--I pinch myself often. Then I mosey on back to our house to enjoy a couple...Read More
These, my friends, are REAL quotes, from REAL kids on the safety patrol at our neighborhood school. (The names have been changed to protect the VERY, OVERLY innocent.) Every day I chuckle on the walk home after all our interactions. They are just too stinkin' adorable...
"Katrina! Get back to your spot! You can't be on the grass! If you trip and fall you'll crack your head open on the street and then a car will run over you and you'll die! You wanna die?!"
“Nathaniel, pay attention! You've got people to cross! Hold out your hands!"
"Did you see that kindergartener in that car? He was WAY too short to be sitting in the front seat like that. He was TINY! That is NOT safe!!"Read More