The Fairy Debate

We were watching the Bucs getting slaughtered by Jonathan Stewart and the Carolina Panthers yesterday when a commercial came on. Claudia said “Oh I know that song! It is The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy! I love this song. I beamed at my brilliant child for knowing her classical pieces. “Very Good, Claudia!” I […]

Like Mother, Like Daughter

It says “I love metal.” The apple really doesn’t fall too far from the tree, does it?

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!

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 […]

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 […]


Today my babies got on this bus and went off to kindergarten. They never even looked back. I didn’t cry, but there is still time.

Screwing Up Parenting One E-Mail at a Time

As you probably know, I have twins going into Kindergarten in a few weeks. 12 days, but who is counting? I am new to the public school system. I’ve never had a child in Kindergarten before, so I’ve been trying to pay special attention to the rules. I’m not really a detail person, but I […]