Posts Written OnJuly 2016

Four

“Why would you have more?” That was the question my mom raised upon hearing I was pregnant with bird three and bird four. “Why?” “Why not?”   I hungered for the kind of ¬†relationships I witnessed between siblings within large families. Many of my friends in college came from large families. They may not have all gotten along, but the odds were greater that each would have a lasting relationship with at least one of the others! And what about sisters? I always wanted a sister, and if I couldn’t have one, I at least wanted my daughter to have…

School ?!?!

How can it be? How can it be that we are already gearing up for school? The Sunday paper was chocked full of fliers advertising erasers, and pencils and backpacks. My inbox, which I rarely check during the summer months, (it IS summer vacation, don’t you know!), has several emails from the birds school, reminding me of important dates and the impending deadline for registration. I LOVE the ad on the teleivision which shows a dad, giddy with joy, pushing a shopping cart full of school supplies, as the music in the background plays the Andy Williams Christmas classic, “It’s…

Contemplation

I want it all. I want birds who do what I ask of them, never backtalk and want to excel in school. I want a rewarding career where the pay is good and I am able to take off when ever I want. Guess what- I can’t have it all. Oh, there are some who feel you can, and at one time I may have been one of those who felt that way. But when all was said and done, and I was able to look back – there was always something that fell through the crack. It may have…

Khaki Shorts

It is late. I have been out of town for 13 days. An hour ago I arrived home after a seven and a half hour car ride. My travel companion was Whisper, who, when she wasn’t sleeping, was singing, chair dancing and SnapChatting her “voice of an angel” along with her fabulous dance moves to 30 of her closest friends. There is much unpacking to do, and yet- since I began blogging, I have not missed a Thursday morning post. So what does a person blog about when they have no energy or time to put into their blog? Khaki…

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