Friday, October 13, 2017

Oct 12 - Is This Gym Class Actually Going To Work? Is This What Being The Parental Figure Of A Strong-Willed Child Feels Like? Can't They See What An Empowered Adult She Will Be One Day?


Moms are judging me
The girl's not really a brat
She just hates this scene

Oct 11 - In Which I Finally Realize That R Uses Snacks In Her Car Seat Strategically To Keep Herself Awake



We drive for ages
But the kid just won't give in
Burgers won't be fun

Oct 10 - Part-time Shows Its Problematic Side In A Week When There's A Statutory Holiday And A Strange Confluence Of Post-Thanksgiving Funding Announcements


I pant through the day
A stupid amount of work
I'm making mistakes

Oct 9 - A Hike Up Mount Doug That Is More Or Less Like A Walking Therapy Session For My Sad And Shaken Companion


This woman has woes
A couple not meant to be
The dying of love

Oct 8 - A Gonzales Hill-Anderson Hill Double Header As A Friend And I Get Deep


Weekend of long walks
People have way more problems
Than anyone knows

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sept 23 - I Could Not Have Predicted That The Dog And The Toddler Would Bond Over Rassling With Each Other And Her Always Trying To Straighten His Tail


Ollie's up at six
Bouncing in to find his "pup"
Guess she's not too rough

Sept 22 - The Nervous Parents Finally Give Up Their Resistance To Getting A Great Night's Sleep At Our Expense, Though In Fact We Do Just Fine


Yay, a sleepover!
We watch Pooh, eat perogies
Overfeed the dog

Sept 21 - You Would Think That An Exhausting Hour At Gymnastics Would Knock Her Out. But You’d Be Wrong


Sprawled out on the sand
She’s almost asleep, but fights
I enjoy the rest

Sept 20 - Rachelle Is Coming For Dinner And Having This Small One In A More Manageable State After An Afternoon Sleep Feels Urgent


Soothing butterflies
Though I still drive forever
before those eyes close

Sept 19 - Just Because You're Politically Correct And Cutting-Edge Doesn't Mean You Do Things In A New Way


Hierarchies are hard
Many things I'd like to say
But of course, I don't

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017