Tag Archive: childhood memories

A Promise to Savor Summer

There are no guarantees in parenting, are there? As I reflect on my most recent post, tears swiftly come to the surface. I’m still filled with self doubt, guilt, and worry about how I reacted to my darling boy’s honest admissions. Tiny infractions by my six year old that filled me with so many conflicting…

More than a Babysitter

It’s Christmas morning and there you are, with your drill in one hand and a complicated list of instructions in the other. You spent a tedious three hours building that gigantic dollhouse for Little Sister. I could see it in your eyes, you wanted to hurl a couple of pieces out the window once or…

After Midnight

                             It’s Christmas Eve circa 1980ish and my sisters and I are up late waiting to attend midnight mass at our local Catholic church. Normally, the idea of going to church did not thrill me. However, on this night, dressed in our Christmas best, I looked forward to making that midnight trek. We were up…