“I’ll be up in the middle of the night and my brain says, 'Hey! let’s stay up for no good reason and think about random things…' that’s when I sometimes I think about college.” - Alex, age 13.
I asked my thirteen-year old son Alex, “Do you ever think about college?”
His response, “Not really. They don’t talk about college in middle school. But, randomly I will daydream about it, or I’ll be up in the middle of the night and my brain says, 'Hey!…
Added by sarah kato on July 29, 2015 at 9:47pm — No Comments
“Do ya think the tooth fairy can make it tonight? It’s been three nights already. Just put the money in the case… “ - Stephen, age 9
The tooth fairy sucks. She does, simply because everytime she blows off my kid, I’m left holding the bag. Bad momma.
I replay our convo in my head, “Do ya think the tooth fairy can make it tonight? It’s…Continue
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I have three sons. Soon to be in 8th, 7th and 4th grade. I’m wondering, has puberty has arrived simultaneously for all three? The air feels different. It’s heavier to me.
My soon to be 8th grader has both feet planted in puberty. My soon to be 7th grader, has at least one foot, maybe two planted. Though 14 months separate the older two…
Added by sarah kato on July 24, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments
Mc Donald’s. It’s not about health. It’s about surprise. The most sought after Happy Meal Toy du month… surprise! The Happy Meal Toy… it’s collectible. It’s usually six or eight of something. It’s chic. It’s current. It’s addicting. It’s brilliant. This little collection of chic and current…Continue
Added by sarah kato on July 23, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Each morning, Stephen, my baby, asks me if he has to go to school. "Third grade is boring. We don't even do anything. We don't have enough recess. School is for attendance." Oh, baby... you don't know boring yet, I remind. Get dressed. Did you eat? Get your backpack. Do you need snack? He doesn't answer. He perfunctorily moves…Continue
I am sort of an old dog.
but I am curious;
can I learn a new trick?
The Rubik’s Cube
is rampant with fervor; while on vacation.
I want IN, too.
I want to solve its enigma.
It’s not obvious and I’m not proficient; however,
I am a precocious forty-something.
The Rubik's Cube, that…Continue
Added by sarah kato on July 22, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments
Every time I open my kindle, this ad appears. My kindle is trying to tell me something? Plus doesn't kindle know I already have a job that is 3.5 stars... !? LOL.
Seriously...The cover is so enticingly sexy with its 20th century stock photo of two corporate males surrounded by question marks. It's foretelling, no?
I'll definitely have to…Continue
Added by sarah kato on July 22, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments
“Life is short. Have an affair.” - Ashley Madison
One more “lesson” or disorder - rather, for me to metabolize while watching the news with Alex, my thirteen-year old. The news of ashleymadison.com, the site which helps married couples cheat, unfolded over our breakfast together. I could have changed the channel, however Alex is beyond my clumsy protectiveness. He is curious. He wants the truth. …Continue
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