Archive for the 'Weekly Thought' Category

LA & M Spells…

Published Date: April 7th, 2011
Category: Weekly Thought

The interesting thing about living down the road from the Leather Archives & Museum (LA & M), is that your 6-year-old son will eventually want to go there. Because really—what isn’t interesting about leather? Unfortunately, this museum is not so much ABOUT leather, but about the LEATHER SUBCULTURE, i.e., “leather, fetishism, sadomasochism, and alternative sexual [...]

Clever, Clever Me…

Published Date: March 26th, 2011
Category: Weekly Thought

I am SO tired of the daily battle I have with my son about what we should play on the radio while we are driving. Every day it is a battle because: a)      I would like to listen to WXRT b)      I would like to NOT listen to one of the numerous Michael Jackson CD’s [...]

Failed Composter

Published Date: March 17th, 2011
Category: Weekly Thought

So I just have to finally admit it to the world–I am a failed composter. It is something I have been trying to hide, but just cannot anymore.  And thanks to my son, I have also realized that I pretty much suck at “going green.”  Every day he reprimands me for running the water while [...]

The Kale Chronicles

Published Date: March 1st, 2011
Category: Weekly Thought

  “This is the BEST thing I’ve ever eaten, Mama! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!” “I agree! Let’s make it every day. It’s delicious!” I bet you think we were talking about pizza. Or ice cream. Maybe chocolate cake or Salt and Vinegar potato chips. Think again. We were talking about [...]

Dish Towel Optional

Published Date: February 10th, 2011
Category: Weekly Thought

  I couldn’t help myself. I just had to buy my son a $26 dress shirt and a $16 silk tie. Come on—the kid only has his kindergarten graduation pictures once. Regardless, I did realize the ridiculousness as he stood in the mirror and looked back at me and was pretty much a small version [...]

Recycled Eggs

Published Date: January 20th, 2011
Category: Weekly Thought

  Turns out the Easter Bunny is concerned about the environment. How do I know this, you wonder? Well, because that is what my son told me. It all went down in the basement. I was doing laundry and G was meandering about, looking for hidden presents and broken toys as we were on the [...]

Little Boy

Published Date: January 7th, 2011
Category: Weekly Thought

  Tomorrow my little boy turns six. Today he still reached for my hand as we walked to school. He also let me kiss him good-bye as I dropped him off and was very excited about his once-yearly “Lunchable” he chose for his “birthday lunch” at school. Today he still believes in Santa Claus and [...]

What Happens in Kindergarten Stays in Kindergarten

Published Date: December 17th, 2010
Category: Weekly Thought

In case you are not up on the kindergarten cool factor, the cool kids these days are losing their teeth. At school. Which, when you are a volunteer lunch lady, is kind of gross. Nothing like having to find some used Ziploc baggie to put some OTHER child’s mangy looking tooth into. And then helping [...]

You Better be the Next Tiger Woods

Published Date: December 10th, 2010
Category: Weekly Thought

Without the sex addiction, of course. I spent my morning at Dick’s Sporting Goods and found myself spending $100 on GOLFING equipment. And lest you think I am a golfer you should know this—3-year-old children have better scores than I do on the miniature golf course. Oh no, the golfing equipment was for my 5-year-old [...]

Cakewalk Junkie

Published Date: November 29th, 2010
Category: Weekly Thought

Hi. My name is Serena. And I’m a cakewalk junkie. Now for those of you wondering, “what is she talking about? What is a cakewalk?” Quite simply, a cakewalk is a way to hook your child on gambling at an early age. I mean it’s a cute fundraiser for his school. Here is how it [...]