Posts with Label: Children

Double Digits, Eleven Days Late

Double Digits, Eleven Days Late

Eleven days ago, on July 15th, I missed posting about your birthday. I’d like to blame technical difficulties (I did forget to bring my laptop to Nana & Pappy’s cottage), but the truth is that four days after arriving in the U.S. I was just too overwhelmed to write a coherent sentence.  A lot happened […]

Liesl and Smee

Liesl and Smee

Her first lead role, with solo singing and several costume changes and (yikes) almost-kissing a boy.  Since she hadn’t really practiced at home, and certainly not at top volume, her first song caught me almost entirely off guard.  I am sixteen, going on seventeen… I knew she could sing, but I didn’t know she could […]

Families Belong Together

Families Belong Together

I’ve spent the last few days arguing with assorted people on various social media platforms that children should not be separated from their parents and kept in cages.  That this is a thing people might support is grotesque.  That anyone I know, anyone I’ve ever known, could defend this policy is mind-boggling to me.  For […]

One Month

One Month

One month from today we will be sitting on an airplane, getting ready to head back to America. The grand adventure will be over. My emotions these days swing like a pendulum, one minute devastated to be leaving and the next ecstatic to be going home.  Nothing I can do but let those emotions be […]

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