‘Daddy, can you take this, please,’ because, I thought, he was done with the cup of tea, and wanted me to set it on the end-table. ‘It’s still too hot.’ ‘Just keep it. It’ll cool down.’ ‘No,’ as he slides from the couch, walks around me, and carefully places his cup on the table. ‘I […]
‘Daddy, did you know that cars can have names?’ ‘Names? What do you mean?’ ‘Like, names. Like you and me!’ ‘Ah. You mean people names.’ ‘Yeah! Does this car have a name?’ ‘Of course. Nostalgia for Infinity.’ ‘What?’ ‘Nostalgia for Infinity.’ ‘Hey, that’s catchy!’
Yesterday was a snow-day. The day before, Ian was bombastically and ballistically ill. We basked in the wonder of Netflix and watched the first season of MacGyver. Ian filled his tool-belt with a plastic knife, compass, three pirate eye-patches, and a treasure map. I made a book of matches for lighting fuses. He drew a […]
‘And I would carry the sea to Mars in the big bucket,’ said my son, who does not possess doctorates in Chemistry, Biology, or Long Division.
Shoes | By Anonymous My father has a pair of shoes So beautiful to see. I want to wear my father’s shoes. They are too big for me. My baby brother has a pair As cunning as can be. My feet won’t go into that pair. They are too small for me. There’s only one […]
Because we can’t afford a hybrid or flash water heater, I decided to do our part for the environment by replacing our incandescent Christmas lights with LEDs. I was also out of replacement bulbs, and we’re running low on band-aids. Returning from dinner last night, Kelly wondered aloud why the blue bulbs seemed brighter than […]