Category Archives: Family

Four Scenes With the School Nurse

I. Daughter Uno goes to School Nurse with a rash. School Nurse says “You have a rash,” and sends her back to classes for the rest of the day. After she gets home, I take her to the doctor. The … Continue reading

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Independence Day, Fairlee, Vermont

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Request for Tall Tales

The Crunchettes are at sleepaway camp. I try to send them a postcard every day, but it’s pretty damn boring around here, so there’s not much interesting to write about. I’ve decided to make stuff up. Today, I sent Schuyler … Continue reading

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My Delicate Little Flower

Last night, Schuyler, age 9, was Nicely Nicely in her camp’s production of Guys and Dolls. She had a little trouble with a couple of her lines, and was upset about it. On the way to camp this morning, I … Continue reading

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Airport Pickup

We emerge from the motorized walkway on the pedestrian bridge, and I stop at the little kiosk where I insert money and the parking ticket gets validated. So far so good. We walk out into the parking garage. I try … Continue reading

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Crap

I’ve got the fricking flu, or *a* fricking flue, or something, so I’m feeling pretty goddamned cranky about everything, which is really the perfect time to write something public on the Internet. Let’s just do a list of complaints. Or … Continue reading

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Waiting in a Line of Cars

[Chris was rocking out to his own internal soundtrack, which was playing "I Eat Cannibals."] Soph: You eat people who eat people? C: Apparently. Soph: Dad, that’s so wrong. C: It’s just a song. Soph: It’s like a turducken.

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Blue Board

Most of the blue board went up yesterday.

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The Suit in Action

(Pic courtesy of my cousin-in-law, Janell.)

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The Power of the Suit

I was Santa Claus at our family reunion this weekend. I wasn’t particularly psyched to be Santa, but I figured that I could probably do an OK job, which really meant not screwing up the Big Lie for my two … Continue reading

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