I wanted to record where we are now and I set out to write a normal blog but I found I couldn’t do it. What I can do is offer this list of thoughts. Grace was made for quarantine life. With toys and us she’s content. She’s enjoying sleeping in until 8 am. I wish … Continue reading Quarantine Update 4.27
Today I went to Scratch cupcakes and got four cupcakes: carrot, chocolate brownie, chocolate peanut butter, and princess. After that I swung by Fareway and bought Cheetos. Tonight, we celebrate Grace’s 14th birthday. She may refuse the cupcake but what matters is that we tried. She hardly ever refuses Cheetos. Today I really let myself … Continue reading 14
Once a year as I prepare to write this Christmas note I spend some time on my cell phone looking back at the pictures I’ve taken over the past year. The usual things are there: Grace’s birthday, Graham in snow, Easter, last day of school, summer vacation, sparklers on the 4th of July, food, … Continue reading The top of the Christmas tree didn’t light up
If my life had a soundtrack I believe the song “Everything Changes” from Waitress would be heavily featured. The first part that truly speaks to me goes like this: “Today’s a day like any other But I’m changed I am a mother Oh, in an instant And who I was has disappeared It doesn’t matter, … Continue reading Everything Changes
Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13. Thirteen is supposed to be the start of teenager-dom. It’s supposed to be about navigating friendships, big emotions, limits, learning, taking steps toward independence. We should be a year away from teaching her to drive. For us though 13 will be very much like 12, 11, 10 and the years … Continue reading Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13.