Archive for April, 2013

[No, I know that this sounds like “Kids Say the Darnedest Things,” but it actually happened, for really real.] Possum (4 yrs old) and I are sitting on the porch:   “Mommy, I want to pull up a wok onto the porch.” “A what?” “A wok.” “A wok?” “Yes, a wok.” (Mommy is still confused) […]

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He’s super sleepy tonight. We’re watching Dr. Who (“Balakafalata… CYBORG!”) so he doesn’t want to go to bed, but really, it’s a lost cause.  He: “KRI kri ka ta croff…” Me: What?He: (elaborate eyeroll-to-facepalm maneuver) Me: What was that? He: (laughing) Something about beer. 


ADHD Moment o’ the Morn: The bus is coming down the road. Dad says, “Put your shoes on, please, we need to be outside now.” Possum starts to put the first shoe on. * * * We’ve learned that when we ask our 8-year-old to do something, it’s best to watch and make sure she […]


Attention Citizens of Earth! I don’t ever want to hear one single word about how ADHD is overdiagnosed for perfectly normal childhood behaviors UNLESS you have had to break down the task of “Go brush your teeth” into redirectable steps as small as “put your foot on the ground.” What? But she’s such a bright […]


I am SHOCKED and APPALLED by the SMUT that HBO recently allowed into the living rooms of unsuspecting Americans: Tom Stoppard’s production of  Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End. And no, I’m not talking about the boobies — hell, if I had a body like Rebecca Hall’s I would never not be naked.  I’m talking about Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch’s […]