Nobody told me that when you Become a parent You also become: Santa The Elf on the Shelf The Tooth Fairy Leprechauns And the Easter Bunny. Tonight I filled One hundred plastic eggs With erasers and toy cars, Stickers and candy. Then I scattered them About the house In the couch cushions, On the … Continue reading 2018 SOLSC Day 31: Easter Bunny
For dinner Six friends Made sushi, Dumplings, Noodles, Fried chicken, And more. I ate Everything. Followed by Brownies, Topped with Toasted coconut And marshmallow. Afterward My husband Basically Rolled me to the car.
When I travel For work I toss and turn. The sounds of The hotel Keep me awake. A door closing A cart wheeling by Voices of strangers Congregating down the hall A car pulls into the lot Outside my third floor window. I toss and turn. The sounds of The hotel Keep me awake. … Continue reading 2018 SOLSC Day 28: Hotel
Today at school My four year old son Fell off the monkey bars And split his bottom lip. My husband Sped to school As quickly as he could And brought my son To the hospital. Five stitches. Five stitches to sew up His tiny lip. The same sweet lips That blew me a kiss … Continue reading 2018 SOLSC Day 27: Stitches
Tonight Three cousins Seven, eight, and four years old Are going to Giggle Laugh Watch a movie Pretend to fall asleep In sleeping bags On the couches In the living room Tell stories Make funny voices And shadow puppets using flashlights And jokes And probably at some point Way past bedtime Dare each … Continue reading 2018 SOLSC Day 24: Sleepover
On Thursdays My girlfriends and I Hike a mountain Or *skin up it Or bike up it when the snow is gone. Sometimes If we're lucky There's fireworks At the ski area. Last week As we skied down On the dark snowy trail Our headlamps bobbing in the night We turned a … Continue reading 2018 SOLSC Day 21: Fire and Ice
My two kids, Four years old And eight years old, They love potty talk. They are BOLD. And they are GROSS. And they are (I hate to admit it) FUNNY. Their favorite words currently: Butt Fart Pee-pee Toot "Beefy" butt Butt cheek Toilet Poop Diarrhea (Also, just add "head" as a suffix to any of … Continue reading 2018 SOLSC Day 19: Potty Talk