Claimed for Spain

One of my favorite people in the world celebrates Columbus Day brilliantly. In the spirit of Christopher Columbus, she takes small Spanish flags, and claims various things in the name of Spain. In the past, she has claimed playground equipment, public transportation, and various individuals, all for its glory. Originally, I thought that we would … More Claimed for Spain


Well. Here we are. Waiting. First we waited for orders. Now we’re waiting for federal passports. Waiting. We put our house on the market, which means I scold the children for leaving crumbs or Legos or fingerprints. Our home, no longer ours, now a fantasy for strangers. Whitewashed. Photoshopped. Creepy in its perfection. In Starbucks, … More Waiting


My oldest son had a bad day yesterday. He earned the wrong color on the behavior color chart, and I had to speak to his teacher. The details aren’t important—I think he is learning her expectations, and she is attempting to set up a classroom for the year. As a former teacher myself, I get … More Labyrinth


My younger son spends most mornings at the kitchen table, creating robots out of duct tape & household debris. An empty container of strawberries here, a roll of tape there, and I have another odd creation on my kitchen table. The older son has also bought into the duct tape craze, making wallets, fountains, and … More Adhere