Beware of Falling Poo

When we moved to Florida years ago we lived in a cramped apartment while house-hunting. I was also learning a new job, settling kids into a new school and finding my way around a new town. So you could say we were all a tad bit…um…edgy. The evenings were particularly tense as the children stepped…

Gymophobia

It’s time I confess. I’ve been silent for too long. For the sake of other sufferers and the welfare of humanity as a whole, I am coming forward. As long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with a debilitating condition, a condition that affects my daily life and the lives of many others. It’s a…

He Was a Good Lizard…

My son conducted a funeral today. It was for a lizard from his reptile daycare that he started at school. With an entrepreneurial spirit, he had offered to care for his friends’ lizards during recess for a small fee. Business was booming as he had about twenty lizards in his care.  (For those of you…

Dear Birthday Boy, Enjoy. Love, God.

My nine-year old son wanted only one thing for his birthday – a family outing to a professional baseball game. When the big day came, our birthday boy made a poster, grabbed his glove and wore the team colors. We arrived at the ballpark two hours before the first pitch to see batting practice. As…