Crawling to summer

This is how the school day begins: Crawling from the bed to the floor in the school room. Lounging until the last minute. Taking advantage of Mom’s fatigu...

January Wrap-Up of Busyness

For those who follow this blog for family updates, my apologies. The boys still exist. They are doing well. We all are. In the interest of brevity, here’s...

Must Paint

I think this is pretty typical of creatives, so I know I’m not alone in my absurdities. There are times, which feel mostly random, when I cannot function ...

My other boys

One of them was happy to take a photo this morning and wish you a happy weekend. The other pretended not to hear me. Forgive his rudeness. He doesn’t care...

Pining for Summer

This family is ready for summer, as in no school, lots of sun, extra sleep, and some sort of liquid. Ocean? Pool? Sprinkler? Patio cocktails? Yes to all. Jackso...

Bird Watching and Typing

We’re studying winged creatures in science and our backyard is a great space for observing them. The new lens I got for Christmas allows us to zoom in clo...

The Birthday Boy

Of course, we don’t know if Halloween is Salem’s actual birthday, but that’s when we decided it would be a few years ago when he came to our f...

Jeremy’s Happy Place

When Jeremy needs a quick mental break from school, this is where he goes: He loves animals, especially ours, so when he needs to check out of history or math, ...

Canoeing, Fireworks, and Salem

But not all at once. Our week with Jacob ended with a rainy Fourth of July Hurry-Up-and-Light-the-Sparklers extravaganza. The weather was dreadfully wet, but we...

In list form:

Here is what I need to do: Write a three-page précis on Immanuel Kant’s “Critique of Aesthetic Judgement” (due Sunday) Write a proposal for my...

He’s the boss of Major.

This mischief happened earlier in the week. I considered it a challenge of authority:But then this happened shortly after, and then I was reminded of who’...

The Perfect Pet

A few nights ago, on the eve on Chuck going out of town, I let out a big sigh, groaned in exhaustion, and jokingly asked, “So which kid are you taking wit...

The Boss

Salem is the only one with power in this house. He is the boss of us, particularly of Major, and now that the dog has started howling and baying, Salem is havin...

Spring Break Monopoly

Jeremy loves Monopoly, so this is how we spent part of our snowy spring break. He’s hiding his money behind the napkin basket and does his dealings there....

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