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Little fish

This coming Thursday marks Leta’s final swimming lesson for the season, and she’s finally not scared of the whole experience. As a way to celebrate the completion of the course they’ve invited all the parents to swim with the kids during the final lesson, and WHAT A COINCIDENCE, I’m going to be in Chicago. Far, [...]

This is not what it looks like

Last night we were watching The Funny Show, and once again our laughter caused Chuck distressing anxiety, this time manifesting itself in his desire to hide his face. The nearest place was the space between Jon’s crossed legs. Now neither one of them can run for office because who is going to believe that explanation?

The dreaded gurgle

A couple of weeks ago I was braiding Leta’s hair in the downstairs bathroom when the toilet suddenly started making awful noises: ka-thunk, ka-thunk… blurp, blurp, blurp… ka-thunk, ka-thunk, ka-thunk. Both of us stood still in an attempt to determine just what the hell was going on, and the noises only grew louder. Leta looked [...]