1) Maple tree helicopter seeds will clog dishwasher. How it came to find its way in there I am not sure.
2) Certain peril follows a blind dog racing out the door on a snowy afternoon….when the porch is flanked by white pillars. That loud crack heard around the county was Charlie’s noggin.
3) God help you if you are chasing your straw around your glass while trying to engage me in conversation.
4) I wonder if other couples have deep theological conversations on Friday nights
5) Truth is always truth, I just have to learn to whisper
6) I think I’m getting comfortable with looking older.
7) BLT…the perfect sandwich. Hands down. I am unwilling to hear arguments.
8) Litter boxes are foul
9) I wish sleep loved me as much as I love it.
10) I don’t mind losing but losing by an own goal is a bitter pill.
And one to grow on:
In truth, life isn’t fair. Everyone doesn’t win. How would we know the goodness of success if we haven’t ever fallen flat. I am raising children in the land of never lose. A place where every kid gets a trophy. Where if you speak up for your kid you can change a grade in school. A place where advocacy has been superseded by no “child left behind.” I call bullshit. As parents, it is our job to make sure our kids have a safe place to fall, sure. Creating a world of entitled, self absorbed, poor losers isn’t one in which I could happily dwell. My team was recently playing another who were angry with us because we were better than they were. These were “grown” women who saw fit to yell at me for scoring on a penalty kick. We were not robustly celebrating. We had changed the line up in order to make it more competitive. They were unapeased. We had paid to play the game just as they had. Life does not end in a tie. There are winners and there are losers. You are not doing your kid any favors by handing them the mantra ” that’s not fair”.
Do your best. Learn from your mistakes. Move on.