Author Archives: larva225

About larva225

Working mom. Is there any other kind? Geologist. Nerd.

Pots and Plans

So here we are.  I guess for those of y’all keeping track, I owe you an update on what’s going on with the Dude.  After trying everything I could think of, and exploring every possible plan B through Z, Felix … Continue reading

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A Rivet Runs Through It

Things are back to normal.  My children came home and promptly cluttered and disheveled my briefly uncluttered heveled house.  That’s ok.  It was too weird not having Stella’s art and shoes all over the floor and Felix’s bits of cardboard … Continue reading

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S.o.C. It To Me

This will be a stream of consciousness-type thing, hence the “S.o.C.”  See what I did there? It’s been a strange strange week.  My children are gone.  Oui Oui surprised the living daylights out of me Sunday evening.  This was to … Continue reading

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Of Thee I Swing

Remember me?  I’m still here.  I’m still busy.  Thing should start to calm down now.  I know.  I’ve said that before. The day after what would have been my kids’ real last day of school, we went on a trip … Continue reading

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To Thine Own Self Be Truant

My kids are done with the school year.  Technically, they should be there today and tomorrow, with each day culminating in one of those working parents’ delight: the early dismissal.    The thing is, grades are already in and have … Continue reading

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The Great Barrier Chief (a.k.a. A Real Pain In the Grass)

I’m going to have a normal post again.  No rage.  No tears.  Just typical stuff. It’s winding down, y’all.  The school year.  Drama notwithstanding, I’m done.  Last week was homework-light for Stella, but that doesn’t mean we finished any faster … Continue reading

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Mess for Success

Do you ever think or even know that you’re pushing the envelope?  Doing stuff that is bordering on the ridiculous, irresponsible, or even obnoxious?  Do you ever get to the point where you’re not certain that you care? I fought … Continue reading

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Trashes to Trashes

Today I snapped. I picked up my kids after school, listened to them squabble and fight the whole way home, opened Felix’s folder and pulled out his behavior chart, at which point I saw that today’s square had originally been … Continue reading

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Mad to the Bone

I’ve made a lot of calls.  I’ve sent a lot of emails.  I’ve talked to some lovely board members at both the state and local level.  Many of them used our phone calls as opportunities to tell me about their … Continue reading

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Alive and Licking

This past week has been a huge lesson in how absolutely incapacitating Mom Guilt can be.  With Stella, I had Mom Guilt for her entire Kindergarten year, and that stayed with me for about 1/3rd of her first grade year.  … Continue reading

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