Team Clean

We called a family meeting about toys, during which we polled the boys for obstacles and ideas/solutions regarding putting toys away. Based on feedback, my husband invented and got buy-in for “The Remember Game,” which everyone participated in defining and refining. You play by remembering to put away what you play with, and by saying…

We’re Official

Yesterday (or was it Sunday?), we started our first day of *official* First Grade home school. Sunday, I submitted our online Declaration of Intent. I’ve had some apprehension about the start of school, being so torn between not wanting to do “school at home” and feeling pressured to stick to some standard objectives. Allow me…

Cookie Bummer

Many years ago, my mom was in church when the entire, sizable, congregation had to evacuate due to widespread coughing and mucosal irritation. Security mobilized and the air system was examined, to no avail. Turns out, it was the accidental discharge of pepper spray in mom’s purse. My story is not nearly as exciting, but…