Category Archives: Jackson

Call me Kitten

It went something like this. Jackson: What’s your nickname? Me: I don’t really have one. Jackson: But you call me Rabbit. Me: Cause you’re my little Jack Rabbit. I’ve always … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Silent Videos from 2005 and 2006

My first digital camera was a Kodak EasyShare that took sketchy video with no audio. Chuck gave it to me for Mother’s Day in 2005. I loved it because it … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Then and Now

It was 2008. Chuck was in the academy while the boys and I lived in a two-bedroom apartment awaiting the big move to Texas. Jackson was two, Jeremy was nearly … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

My future grandchildren

Jackson: I’m gonna tell my wife that our kids’ names will be Clark and Peter. Me: What if she doesn’t like those names? Jackson: She will. Me: But what if … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mr. Monopoly

There’s been a ton of Monopoly played this week. We had our fourth round this morning. The game began at nine and finally ended at 12:45, but only because I … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Sell or Not to Sell

It’s hard to type this. It even feels a little wrong. But logic and economics tell me that it’s time to sell the children’s books. You know the ones – … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Same, but Different

Ten-year-old boy hormones. Yay, fun. We are now parenting two very different children. Some rules are the same for both: obey instructions, do your best, show respect, no backtalk, be … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Back to School

Now that Literary Theory is officially over (THANK THE SWEET LORD), I can put my entire brain back into homeschooling. That sounds bad, doesn’t it? Like I let the boys … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

End of the Season Win

The boys are officially done with their Peewee and Grasshopper football seasons. I’m a bit relieved for scheduling purposes, but overall the season was a great deal of fun. Jeremy, … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jackson’s new recess

We bought Jackson a very basic bow set and he was instantly smitten. Keep your fingers crossed because I’m loving how this looks. Our official Archer:

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Archer

Several weeks ago Jackson told us that he doesn’t want to play football again next year. (This was not a surprise. He is far too imaginative and sociable to play … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Darn you, Chick-Fil-A

This does not help my homeschooling efforts: Obviously, Jackson got sidetracked during his math assignment yesterday. He recently obtained a little Chick-Fil-A cow (which he has wanted for, oh, five … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

First Day of School

We officially have a fourth and second grader, and since we can’t take pictures of them catching the bus or wearing new backpacks, these photos will have to do. They’ll … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Proud Southern Mama, y’all

The boys started tackling in practice yesterday, so football is now officially a contact sport. I have a twinge of worry, but I’m ignoring it in favor of how sweet … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Real men play football in the rain.

The boys have football practice several days a week, weather permitting. And by weather permitting, that means lightning has to strike the field for practice to be cancelled. I’m fine … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Not one but TWO tackle football players

Originally, only Jeremy was going to play tackle football. Jackson didn’t show interest. In fact, whenever we asked if there was any sport at all he’d like to play, he’d … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy Jack

“Gosh, Jackson, I just can’t believe you’re seven years old now,” I say. “I know! It’s so exciting! And you’re going to be 35!” he replies. Yes, thank you. Happy … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

On the Eve of Seven

For the last few weeks Jackson has talked nonstop in anticipation of his birthday, which is tomorrow. My little baby will turn seven and that is nearly impossible to believe. … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

In list form:

Here is what I need to do: Write a three-page prĂ©cis on Immanuel Kant’s “Critique of Aesthetic Judgement” (due Sunday) Write a proposal for my semester-long research project (by Sunday) … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Jackson’s response to my door post:

Due to a particularly rough Thursday morning last week, I posted a note to my door. Jackson made his own note for his door. Despite his cheekiness, I found this … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Posed Mother’s Day Photo

There are perfectly-staged photos…… and not-so-perfectly-staged photos.Both can be an accurate depiction of Mother’s Day. Truthfully, yesterday was near perfect. The only problem was that it wasn’t long enough. That’s … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The woman behind the superhero

If you know Jackson, then you certainly know his affinity for the superhero world. You will likely recognize his Iron Man mask before you recognize his face. Any conversation you’ve … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

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