All the…. small things

I was talking to a friend of mine the other night at a Winter Guard Event. She was relating a story about how she had written a note to her daughter’s staff listing the items – the only items, her daughter was allowed to purchase that day. Her daughter added an item to that note and handed it in hoping no one would notice the addition....more

Cinderfella

Gimme a head with hair

Long beautiful hair.. Shining, gleaming, Streaming, flaxen, waxen Give me down to there  – hair – Shoulder length or longer- Here baby, there mama Everywhere……. daddy daddy  – HAIR….We tried. We really did. But we had to admit defeat and throw in the towel……...more

“Arrival Anxiety”

“Arrival Anxiety” – that is what I have always called it. It is, in my mind the best way to describe it.It does not matter where we are going or how often we have or haven’t been there – it happens. I see the change in his demeanor immediately. It happens so quickly – like walking though a door; on one side he is happy and the other side he is full of anxiety....more

The Book Store revisited.....

We love Salem, MA. It is one of the places, along with New York City, NY and Mystic CT, that we visit any time we have the chance. Salem has been our Halloween/October destination for many, many years. We also try to visit during the year when it is not as crowded. So we are in Salem a couple- three times a year, at the least.DC has a “favorite book store” everywhere we visit, but the Derby Square Book Store is his all time favorite anywhere....more

The Honorary Swamp Guard

Some time ago, I wrote about our Disney Cruise, in January, 2013 – where the rule, “Don’t pick up the Princesses” was born. At the end of that post I mentioned that there was another great story to be told from the end of that trip….. so finally, here it is....more

“Hi, Mom! Did you have a nice day?”

Many of you may know that DC is obsessed with food. He has breakfast and he is already worried about lunch. After lunch we move on to:“Dinner is later after that” – he always seems to add “after that” when he talks about “later”....more

Surviving The Great Book Purge

Finally our Town scheduled a “Big Trash” pickup. These pickups used to be an annual event – when I say “event”, I mean an “event”. It was as if a newsletter went out to all of the surrounding towns and as soon as one piece of “big trash” hit the curb, the caravans of cars and pickup trucks descended. DC and I moved to this town 20 years ago, for the school system. At the time this town had the best special education  program in the state. We moved here from a relatively big city, where to be honest, I thought I’d seen everything, until “Big Trash Day” came around, that is…….....more

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