The Tooth Hurts

I was about 24 when I got my first cavities. My son has his first four cavities 20 years younger, just shy of four years old. Sitting there in a chair on wheels amid the jungle motif of the dentist’s office, I listened intently to the dentist’s words, a mixture of shock, guilt, and curiosityContinue reading “The Tooth Hurts”

Celebrating Father’s Day with some favorite on-screen dads

We’ve all seen that cliche image from times past – a father, back relaxed in an easy chair, legs propped up on a footrest. Perhaps he’s wearing a robe, smoking a pipe, and even wearing slippers. Or at the very least maybe the family dog is bringing the slippers or paper to him. I don’tContinue reading “Celebrating Father’s Day with some favorite on-screen dads”

Something very odd is happening

When something’s odd in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Nope, not those guys. Not the ladies currently carrying the torch either. Nope. You’re going to call a group of kids who work for an organization run by kids to investigate the odd. You call Odd Squad. I make no bones about my love ofContinue reading “Something very odd is happening”

I slept in the hallway

We haven’t been getting much sleep lately, and it has nothing to do with our six month old. No, we’ve been quite lucky that she has been sleeping, for the most part, through the night. Sometimes a need to nurse arises in the wee hours, but on the whole – she’s been great. One ofContinue reading “I slept in the hallway”