The below is a re-post from 3 1/2 years ago. Recently, the Child has started using this same shattered phone (wi-fi only) to text and facetime friends. Last week, as a surprise, I had the phone's glass repaired. Her gratitude was palpable. She couldn't believe I'd have it fixed for her. It reminded me how much she's changed and how she's not changed at all. Ive gotten better at ... Continue Reading
6 ways Gilmore Girls reinforced my parenting.
(our fancy ONLY for G.G. viewing cups.) The below is in celebration of the fact Gilmore Girls is returning for four NEW 90 minute episodes. The Child and I have already begun our preparations. Once upon a time, 15 years ago, a little show named Gilmore Girls was launched. I was a happy newlywed living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and cared NOT AT ALL about the WB channel or its ... Continue Reading
The first signs of wings.
Since we've moved back to Austin the Child and I have been like frick and frack. I think it's like this in most two adult households with kids. One parent has more flexibility and, as a result, has more interaction time with the child/children. I love my work and am grateful I've been able to play frick to her frack. And, because of this "division of labor" the roots & wings ... Continue Reading
Blessings of a shattered phone.
Ive gotten better at NOT glorifying the busy. I'm back to forcing myself to acknowledge---in the nicest of fashions---declining invitations or turning down work is not a result of my being too busy. I'm saying no because it isn't a priority right now. It's been hard---yet I find it easier each time I do it. No isn't a four letter word. Living with margins is OK. Life has grown slow around ... Continue Reading