Archives for April 2011

The Lies Parents Tell

Growing up I rarely lied to my parents. Sure, every once in a while I would say I was going to the movies and instead I would be drinking beer at a bonfire on The Causeway and sometimes I skipped class and failed to mention it, but I usually just told them things they didn’t […]

Bridges

I’m not afraid of driving over bridges, not even big bridges. I think the first time I drove over the Sunshine Skyway I was 17 years old. That is a pretty big bridge. It is over five miles long and one time it collapsed, but I am okay with it. It is actually quite beautiful. […]

The C Word

My kids are packing their bags. They will be spending the night with their grandparents and my mother-in-law (now I know why people write MIL even if they aren’t on twitter. That word is a punctuation and capitalization nightmare) is at our house to pick them up. I can hear the boy chanting under his […]

The Moment I Realized I Use the Word “Disheveled” a Lot

My son is in his car seat doing pretty much everything except buckling in. “What are you doing?” I ask. “Getting sheveled.” he says. * * * Another song that sounds terrible coming out of a six year old’s mouth. “Down to This” by Soul Coughing