Category Archives: Pumpkin Pie

5 year old Hugh Hefner

On the first day of school, a lovely friend of mine had a “Back to School” mimosas and muffin get-together.  We were celebrating the exciting start of a new school year, not the fact that our kids were out of … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: Happier-ness

The Shorties were sitting at the table enjoying some ice cream in a bowl at the end of a busy summer day.  Everyone was happy, but evidently Pumpkin Pie felt the need to stir up some trouble. It is important … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: The Smoker

We recently went to family party for Husband’s cousin’s high school graduation.  It was a wonderful affair with enough food to feed a small country.  There were lots of recent grads there, lots of multi-generational extended family and lots of … Continue reading

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Humiliation in the Shallow End

I wanted to disappear.  I wanted to evaporate into a plume of smoke, become invisible, somehow cease to exist.  That’s how humiliated I was.  But, there was no escape.  Pumpkin Pie had said it.  In public.  And I had to … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: Banana Stamps

Pumpkin Pie and I were in line at the post office today.  You would have thought it was the last mailing day before Christmas because there were a bazillion people there and there was, count ’em, ONE clerk.  What do … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: Pea Soup

While we were at the pool on Opening Day this weekend, Pumpkin Pie ran into a friend from his T-Ball team.    Because I managed to sunburn my shoulders the day before on a field trip with Pickles, I was … Continue reading

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Submarine Preschool Spirit Week

This is the last week of school for the kids at the Submarine Preschool.  I know, it is breaking my heart because they really should be in for at least three more weeks my sweet baby Pumpkin Pie is done … Continue reading

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