As I’ve aged, I learned several universal truths. I ran across a few of these in past emails and wanted to share the wisdom. Enjoy! Childhood wisdom . . . trial and error. Sometimes, the smartest in the room are the youngest. Families . . . are like fudge . . . Then there is adulting when you’d rather be relaxing on a beach with a drink & umbrella. And finally, with age comes WISDOM . . . or does it? Age is only ONE moment in time! From the youngest to the oldest, it’s often the simple pleasures that measure our success. Final thoughts . . . too important to be left out: Dog […]
Parents Get to Have Fun, too!
Several years past, Disney spent their advertising dollars to entice the older age group (mature visitors) back to their parks. Scene: Daughter driving off in VW Bug, headed to college.Voice-over: “My parents will be so sad when I’m gone. I don’t know what they’ll do.” Scene: Mom & dad, in full Mickey Mouse regalia, riding the roller coasters at Disney World. So, when the 19.9 million students (projected student starting figure for 2018) finally leave for college, do mom & dad mourn their leaving? The wallet probably does. According to this year’s figures, 25.5 Billion – yep, that’s with a ‘B’ will be spent to put kids into university for the first-time, or send those […]
HELLO MOMS!! A number of years ago, a FaceBook friend shared this questionnaire with me. Both of us — that would be the friend and myself — are blessed with now-grown children so this was a fun trip down memory lane. It was fascinating that so many of the answers readily came to mind. Pregnancy and childbirth leave indelible memory marks. Take the trip with me and answer the questions about your FIRST born. Actually, I’m not picky . . . if one of your other pregnancies is more memorable, think of that one. Feel Free to steal the questionnaire and repost. 1. Did I have an epidural? Yep, I asked for those drugs. 2. […]
Why? Questions with no answers
Silly and sometimes serious questions to ponder, mull, and debate. Most importantly, a little something to make you smile. Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are dying? Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they already know there is not enough money in the account? Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard? Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when a revolver is thrown at him? Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? Whose idea was it to put an “S” […]
Procrastination is an art form . . .
How do I know? Watch a kid. They’re professional stallers. As a mom, an older mom whose kids show know better (there’s the disclaimer), I’ve decided I shouldn’t be required to answer stupid questions. After all, I got them to this age, successfully — which means they still have all their appendages, can talk in full sentences, read full sentences, fuss with their siblings, and are intelligent enough to want a job that requires saying more than, ‘Paper or plastic?’. Stop! Don’t send me hate email about how many of you worked in a supermarket. Face it. That’s not a job any of US would want to repeat, nor would we want our kids stuck […]
Two days deep into school and what’s happened?
My three not-so-munchkin-sized kids started to school this week. Everyone hit the academic buildings on Monday morning — okay, the college student doesn’t start until noon on Mondays. That seems so wrong in the real world, but makes perfect sense in the college environment. So this year it was two high schoolers and one collegiate preppy. What changes when the kids hit that higher level of learning? Did I buy fewer supplies? The requirement is for fewer boxes of crayons, but more map pencils. The glue in the bottle stage has passed, as it’s on to the all important glue stick mania. School note: there is no such thing as too many glue sticks in […]