This means, of course, zucchini muffins. Did you know serious gardeners have a whole category of jokes about what to do with excess zucchini? No, really, I heard this once from a neighbor of mine who definitely counts as a serious gardener. Obviously many obnoxious middle schoolers could produce at least one good zucchini joke-- … Continue reading Muffins on Monday: Summer Surplus
Tired human beings generate a lot of what we call "human error." But there's "human" error, and then there's "mommy" error, which is often just a failure of The Filter. You know the one. The Filter is the one that kicks in when a relative mentions casually around your five-year-old how many Christmas Eves she … Continue reading The Mom Filter
They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I'm sure that this is a sexist and outdated statement that isn’t necessarily accurate and offends many people, but I'm also sure that it's true for my husband and probably my little boy. I asked Dr. Awesome once, back when he was … Continue reading Layers of Love
I read a book about boy development once, and I have a boy, and I married a former boy, so naturally I can now consider myself an expert on boys. (Or not.) But actually, one of the things this book (which I do recommend, called, conveniently, It’s a Boy!) taught me about boys in the … Continue reading An Aside: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Pseudonyms
(Still haven't gotten to Halloween yet. Where am I in real life? Busy.) It feels to us now like we’re going through withdrawal. Now, I don’t know if we were sugar addicts, or if we are just cranky people whose occasional sugar habit was masking this fact with spurts of joy. For at the moment, … Continue reading Day 10. This. Sucks.
My husband cheated on me. Yesterday, while I was home with our tiny children and he was at the pool. There she was—hot, cheap. I guess he’s only human. He succumbed to the foul Temptress, Li'l Caesars. His excuse? “I didn’t have the cake.” “I thought we’d agreed no white flour.” “Well…” Did he not … Continue reading Day 4
Today was not as hard as I thought it would be, although there have been definitely challenging moments. Right now, for instance, I am fantasizing about mixing straight cocoa powder with butter for an after dinner snack. No sugar in that, right? Ugh. Today I did notice that I felt a little more lively and … Continue reading Day 2