Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

    Back Talk and Tears

    May 24, 2018
    Back Talk and Tears

    We stood face-to-tummy, a stand-off of sorts, him scowling at what had to be a comparable discontent reflecting back. I had instructed Jrue, “No, not right now,” and how did he respond? By screeching his initial question again, much too loudly, and throwing his arms back in an apparent rage.   Whaaaat?!  Whose kid was this?! Because I know that my soon-5-year-old son understood that the behavior in this scene was completely unacceptable, as he had been trained well since we had traversed the land known as “Terribly Two” (when he would travel around the house and slam doors). Yet, here we were again, getting a highly negative response to his dislike, meeting…

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  • My Baby Graduated From Pre-K
    Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

    My Baby Graduated From Pre-K

    In August 2017, I reflected on the philosophical meaning behind my first child’s admittance into pre-kindergarten in a blog post. I talked about adjusting to a new wake-up time and an odd pick-up time. Jrue used to verbally…

    May 21, 2018
  • Mommin, According to Dad

    Mommin, According to Dad

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. I know this is supposed to be a post about a dad’s perspective on “mommin.” But, I believe the best light on the subject would…

    May 13, 2018
  • Dreaming About Being Pregnant

    Dreaming About Being Pregnant

    Allow me to preface this message with one surely emphatic, public notification of my own full cognizance: I am not pregnant. The reason I know I am not pregnant is because my cycle arrives every…

    May 9, 2018
  • No Kids Allowed, Part 2

    No Kids Allowed, Part 2

    The hubs and I went on a vacation last week. Jrue and Jai stayed back in Georgia with my fantastic sister-in-law so that their weekday routine and cohesion could continue and so that mom and dad could attain some…

    May 2, 2018
  • Mommy↹Society

    Spring Break 2018 by Tracey Hamilton

    After nearly seven years of working in education, Spring Break and I have developed this love-hate relationship. Spring Break for a person working in the public school system is supposed to be the time…

    April 27, 2018
  • Spring Broke by Randy Gatling

    Spring Broke by Randy Gatling

    Spring Break hasn’t really been the same since being in school. There’s really not a “spring break” once you start adulting until you have school-age children. Then you have to take a leave from…

    April 26, 2018