None of my boys has ever shown any interest in a girl as a girlfriend (except for when Sweet Pea first saw Princess Leia in the slave girl copper bikini get-up. But, duh.) and certainly never used the actual word “girlfriend”. Pumpkin Pie, especially, has been pretty consistent with his stance on girls: Who needs ’em? So, when he came home from school last week and told his father he now has TWO girlfriends, Emily and Sophia from school, I was surprised by his word choice. I am pretty sure he means that they are girls and they are his friends, hence girlfriends, as opposed to his enemies which is what they were prior to this. Emily is dressing as a peacock for Halloween and I don’t know what costume Sophia is planning to wear, because when I asked him, he calmly said, “Mom, please stop asking me about my girlfriends”. End of conversation. Good grief, what will this child be like in 10 years. I am afraid.
- A Eulogy for the Tooth FairyNote: I found this post deep in my drafts folder today. It's never been published before. I wrote this six years ago, about the daughter who is now a senior in high school. I'm fine. It's fine. I just need to cry it out.--------------------------------------------Last night, my oldest child lost her last baby tooth. It showed me everything I n […]
- A Eulogy for the Tooth Fairy
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- Richard(AUTHOR NOTE: My publisher told me I could post a chapter from the new book. There were 25 chapters to choose from, but I chose this one. Because I wanted to give you a love letter. And it seemed like the most appropriate love letter to give you would be an extremely indirect one that screams, "DO NOT FEEL SCARED—I AM JUST INTERACTING WITH YOU!!") […]