Conversation overheard thanks to the wonders of Skype and broken headphones/mic rig. Corwin: (also known as my son) *playing some kind of elaborate Minecraft mod that allows players to be werewolves and vampires, and have spouses and children* Corwin’s Friend: You procreated. What’s your kid’s name? Corwin: Phillip. *pauses a beat* My son! Look at my […]
My baby, Corwin, graduated from high school this year, and we just had his graduation party. One of my SILs made his cake and suggested that Corwin come up with the artwork instead of going with something generic. Behold…my favorite graduation cake ever! See? Looks just like him.
I feel like the story I’m about to tell you is some kind of karmic retribution for inadvertently terrifying Jenny Trout’s young daughter last Christmas. I was told by a reliable source (Jen’s cousin D-Rock) that Jen’s daughter, Wednesday, would be gone the day I wanted to fire the latest salvo in my and Jen’s ongoing […]
There are some days that there isn’t nearly enough caffeine in the world for me to deal with my son Corwin’s relentless morning person personality. Today is one of those days. Me: *guzzles coffee and drives in bleary silence toward the school* Corwin: Speaking of dick jokes… Me: *blinks* Me: *blinks some more* Me: But…we weren’t… Corwin: We […]
I love my children more than I ever thought it was possible to love anyone, but holy hell, some days all I can do is blink. And then get another cup of coffee. I also need to preface this exchange by saying that this kid is so incredibly smart, but some days, the lack of […]
Today, my baby turns 16. Well, actually, he turned 16 at about 4:10 this morning. Today, I’ll be wandering out to pick up his favorite doughnuts, because he doesn’t like cake and ice cream. I know…he’s an odd one, but I love him anyway. Happy 16th Birthday, Corwin!
So I just got home from a couple writers’ group meetings. I walked into the house and the TV was on really loud. I thought I was going to have to yell at one of the boys, but when I walked into the living room, it was Matt watching it. The following conversation happened. Me: […]
So, I’m desperately packing to leave on my writers retreat vacation tomorrow and and also trying to desperately sort out the last of Killian’s financial aid stuff for college and desperately trying to make sure everyone has everything they need before I leave. You may have noticed a theme here… Anyway, I was talking to […]
The other day I was taking Killian’s friend Torin home and we passed a sign. I immediately turned the car around so I could read it again. Torin: What’s going on? Did you forget something? Me: I…um…need to see what that sign says. Killian: (looking at Torin) Bet she read it wrong. Yes, dear readers. […]
Today on the way to school, we were discussing Halloween and costumes. Corwin: I need a Russian accent for my costume. Me: Beg your pardon? Corwin: My costume needs a Russian accent. The guy is Russian. Me: You realize they don’t come prepackaged, right? Corwin: Duh, mother. I have to develop one. Why don’t we […]