My journal of trial and error and the occasional surprise discovery

Monthly Archives: August 2015

My kid is in pain

My kid is in pain and I hate it.  My happy girl, usually so full of joy, is sad. My compassionate girl, so helpful and kind and generous and loving, can barely see beyond herself. My bottomless pit who can out-eat her father, is passing up bribes of “eat this banana and we’ll make daddy […]


Shopping by the sexes

Our eldest daughter is recovering well from her tonsilectomy. We are very thankful that everything is going well. She is coping much better with the upheaval than her father and I are. It’s disappointing that I am not surprised by that. The brutal truth is simple: it’s takes “grown-ups” way longer to catch up sleep […]