Posts Tagged ‘grandparents’

What I Learned When Emma Turned Six

Friday, March 4th, 2011

In August of 2007, Jared and the kids and I loaded everything we owned into a U-Haul truck and a Chevy Trailblazer and drove away from everything we’d ever known about home. We moved from Parkersburg, Iowa to Central Florida, where the only person we knew was a man I’d met on the Internet who’d [...]


Why you cannot move in with your grandparents, Son.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Dear Devin, You told me over dinner that Grandma has taken you to Chuck E. Cheese like a million times. You lamented the fact that I have never taken you to Chuck E. Cheese’s since we’ve lived in Florida. “Yes, well, Grandma is clearly a better parent than me,” I told you. “Can I move [...]


One is silver and the other gold

Monday, April 27th, 2009

.!. “Mom, when are we going to change houses again?” Emma doesn’t speak to me for the first half of our morning drive to daycare.  I think it takes her that long to get over being pissed about having to get up in the morning.  I can tell she’s over it when she suddenly launches [...]


I am too tired to write this post well, but I wanted you to know…

Monday, August 4th, 2008

I knew Devin was fine. He had told me as much on the phone when he had insisted “I love you too Mom, but I gotta go now!” Devin had spent the first 7 years of his life amongst a sea of familiar faces before being transported to Florida and an existence of Just Mom [...]



Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Today is the day I’ve been waiting for… almost. Kind of. Today, the last of The Company flies home. And tomorrow I will revel in the fact that I have my house back. Tomorrow I will come home from work and eat what I want, without worrying about making a good impression. Tomorrow I will [...]