October 23, 2014

Every year they show up at my door, usually a little later than all the little kids: overgrown trick-or-treaters. Sometimes they don’t even bother to wear a costume. And I’m left feeling like I’ve just been shaken down for candy Continue reading

October 17, 2014

Two soccer games, and two birthday parties, one of which requires costumes? Must be Saturday!

What are you up to this weekend? Chat away!

October 14, 2014

Are your kids dressing up for Halloween this year?

My DD will be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, and DS will be Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I need to figure out just how to do the Continue reading

October 8, 2014

From the “My Kid’s Life Is So Different Than Mine Was” files:

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DD9 went to Cotillion last night. I had never heard of Cotillion before last year, when local friends started posting pictures on their facebook feeds of their kids Continue reading

October 7, 2014

We had quite the chat in yesterday’s open thread! Let’s keep it going!

I’ll throw out a few topics.

Gone Girl: the book vs. the movie.

Homeland: how much did it creep you out that Carrie’s baby looked like an Continue reading

October 3, 2014

I’m going to a family wedding today, and shizz is getting real, ladies.

I am the eldest grandchild on my father’s side, and one of the oldest on my mom’s side, as well. So I have stark memories of most Continue reading