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As parents of players on a sports team, there are certain obligations you are expected to meet. Concession stand, ticket sales, fundraising... you know the drill. One particular Friday night, my hubby and I were confined to a small 5ft square space selling tickets to the school football game. Once we got past the pressure…

Cookies and Razors Do Not Mix

That particular morning started like most others. There was the battle to get both kids out of bed. The debate over what the question, "Are you up?" means. In all actuality, that morning was probably better than most. No fighting. Kids were somewhat helpful to each other. We had good lunch snacks in the pantry.…

When You Have to Go

I really had no idea that little boys could come up with so many ways to make our lives more ...ahem... interesting. And once the elementary school principal had me on speed dial, I started catching on. On one particular day, my phone rang. As soon as I heard the voice on the other end…

Who Hid the Ham?

I’ve always been amazed at the things that can happen on a school morning. Apparently it’s the most popular time for a crisis to hit in the world of our kids. And crises come in all forms. On one particular morning when our kids were in elementary school, the crises came in the form of…

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…