April 19: “I need to hem these,” says Grandma of a pretty pair of pants. She goes to the laundry room and comes out with its matching two-piece top, excited at having found this “new” outfit in her closet.
Family & Parenting
Less than three days to Easter. If you’re like me and started planning for it yesterday, congratulations on working ahead! Slow clap momma, slow clap. If you’re scrambling with fewer ideas than plastic eggs, feel free to borrow my solution. I’m resurrecting a childhood favorite: Scavenger hunts.
The year is 2006, winter, second semester of my senior year of college. My brother, Troy, and Heather, my to-be sister-in-law, were out of town, returning in the wee hours of the morning. Troy asked me to go to the house and check on their newly adopted dog, Harley.
Thursday night is our standing date night. It started last winter – you know, the winter that hung on through April – when I was going (stir) crazy.Thursdays for a stay at home parent are the equivalent of the second-to-last lap of a run: It’s the toughest. You’re close-ish to the end, but there’s still more to go.