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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 Asphalt in Our Stars

I came home from work and carpool to find that the TV was left on and 2 different board games were left out all over the living room floor. One of the cats had used a game board for a … Continue reading

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Trapper’s Delight

“I’m going to build a Daddy twap because you put me in time out!”  This is my son snarling to Will.  To be fair, Will had only threatened time out.  I had just put his little butt in the chair … Continue reading

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Much ADHDo About Nothing

Yesterday morning something strange happened. I woke up normally.  Actually, it was better than normal. I had gone to bed the night before at 8:45.  And no, I wasn’t drinking.  I didn’t even have a drop.  I was just worn … Continue reading

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Nightmerde on Elm Street

Before I can even put to rest the whole dot/Harpy teacher phenomenon, there’s a whole new front in the school-related irritation campaign. It involves a whole lot of little events/holidays/things which require money and/or participation dumped on families with little to … Continue reading

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The Way We Worry

So it’s been a heck of a ride lately.  I have to be honest:  I don’t often feel as if I’m coping as well as I could/should be.  Most of it is little, stupid crap that won’t even be remembered … Continue reading

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Jack and Jill Went On the Pill

My husband and I are wired very differently.  I guess to a large extent it’s a matter of opposites attracting.  While we have  shared several key common interests, we’ve always approached life using different methods. He’s way more laid back … Continue reading

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Text of Kin

“Just not cut out for watching children.”  That was a text I got from my husband the other day.  I won’t repeat what went through my mind and what I may have actually said out loud when I read it.  … Continue reading

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