Archives for September 2009

Funniest Text in a Long Time

From my new neighbor:

Enough About Me: Questions for You

1) What is a really good fall recipe? 2) What is your favorite sports team? 3) What should I read next? 4) How do I get my kids to eat fish?

Smartassery Begets Smartassery

In kindergarten they have a time at the end of the day where each student can share their thoughts if he or she is so inclined. On Friday, Claudia wanted to share a thought with her class. She told the class that when she was in Florida we went to Busch Gardens and it was […]

That’s My Boy!

The Goon Squad has this thing at their school that is called “Star of the Week”. Each kindergartner gets a turn and when it is their week they make a poster of the things that they like and it gets hung on the wall all week and at some point the child gets to tell […]

Wonderful Wine What?

Mommy, she said. My teacher said I was a wonderful wine weader. That is an alliteration!

My Poltergeist is Back

They’re Here. Really, they’re back. And this time they like Beck. Let me explain. I had an incident about two years ago when my tv would just turn off all by itself.  I blamed paranormal activity (not the movie, but the phenomenon). That all stopped when we got a new tv. Coincidence? Probably not, but […]


My son, My first born,* The baby in the Derrick Brooks onesie, told his kindergarten teacher that his favorite football team was the Redskins. My daughter is getting the birthright.

My Philosophy on Laundry

Note: Do you ever spend time on a writing assignment only to realize that you weren’t assigned the laundry post, you were assigned the post about messy bedrooms? No. Just me, huh? Whatever. Here is a post I wrote for BlogHer about how I am a laundry slacker. My philosophy on doing laundry is entirely […]

Hakuna Matata

“Mama, I can’t be hakuna matata today.” He said. Hakuna Matata is Swahili for “There are no worries”. If you’ve seen “The Lion King” you probably already knew that. The first week of kindergarten was wonderful. The twins loved it. They both love their teachers, they were enjoying the bus, they were learning new things […]

Serena Williams Loses Temper – Loses Match

If you were watching the U.S. Open you saw Serena Williams come undone. Who am I trying to kid? If you were watching tennis, or ESPN, or CNN or even your local news you probably saw the clip. In a sport where decorum rules the courts it is unusual to see a tennis player throw […]

Worked for Me

Hooked on Phonics worked for me. No really. Read all about it here.

The Opt Out

Today The Goon Squad’s school is celebrating Patriotic Day.  They are encouraged to wear red, white and blue and they will be watching President Obama’s back to school speech. Or I guess, most of the kids in the school will be watching it. This came home in the backpacks yesterday. You’ve probably already seen these […]