Parenting & Other Life Stories

A Great Drive Home

This flying reptile lived throughout the cretaceous and Jurassic periods. Its wings could span up to 40 feet in length. The wings themselves were made of a leathery material that spread over their arms. This winged lizard had 4 fingers; 3 of these fingers ended about ½ way up their wing, and it was off… Continue reading A Great Drive Home

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Vacation Under the Oceans of Naboo

We stand eagerly on the platform with crowds of other vacationers. It feels something like boarding a train only this platform is grey under our feet, and we stand in small groups of eight designated by yellow boxes painted on the floor. This designation is for our space travelling safety. A television near us reports… Continue reading Vacation Under the Oceans of Naboo

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Up the Nose: The lost milestone

What is it with kids and their nose? I realize that nose picking is a stage, a yucky stage, that is sometimes accompanied by eating the object that has been picked, but I’m beginning to think there is a lost mile stone involved here: nose stuffing. Nose stuffing being the act of industriously hiding objects… Continue reading Up the Nose: The lost milestone

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Beautiful Journeys: Our stories to tell

“The ring of flesh opened suddenly, and my fingers touched something wet and hard. Relaxation, and it moved back, away, leaving the ends of my fingers tingling with the knowledge that I touched someone entirely new. Once more the great pressure, the stretching came, and once more eased slowly back. I pushed back the edge… Continue reading Beautiful Journeys: Our stories to tell