This week with Ryan


I don’t know what gratitude is in the world of a 5-year-old. I assume it’s entitlement for them most of the time. Their clothes magically appear washed and milk is always at that correct temperature to drink and a wet head of hair is wiped anxiously lest they catch a cold.

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Amma, what is THAT?


You know that naked dream you had when you were in middle school, where you were standing at the assembly or some equally public place and all off a sudden you were stark naked? On a scale of 1 to ‘That Dream’, what I am going to tell you would score ‘That Dream’ on the…

Once upon a Headache


“Can sharks fly?” “No they can’t” “Can dogs vomit?” “Yes they can.” “Can a robot cry?” (Sighs) ” I am not sure.” “When is my birthday?” “You know it’s next week.” “Can you carry me?” “Why?” “Does your head hurt? ” “Stevie please no more questions. I have a headache.” “I go get medicine.” Returns…

The Fight Cubs


“So do they fight at home?”, most people who meet me for the first time ask me this question about R and S. Or at least a variant of this question. When I say ‘Yes‘ or ‘OMG all the time’ or ‘That’s all they ever do’ some laugh and ask me, “They’re so small. What…