As some of you may know, I had a bit of a health scare at the end of August. ‘Twas the kind of come to Jesus moment that defines a life from that point forward. A notch on the headboard, a pencil marking on the doorframe. I’m still wrestling with […]
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My toy chest was perpetually overstuffed, the non-union hinges worked tirelessly in cramped, turn-of-the-last-century conditions to entrap the bounty of forest green plastic soldiers and fierce-faced He-Man figures it was tasked with containing, and my husky waistline yielded incrementing evidence to the jury that I rarely missed a meal.
Whatever I am, I happen to be of the opinion that my wife, my daughters, and myself holding hands, twirling, and wildly screaming along with Frank Turner’s “Photosynthesis” in the kitchen on a school night will carry my girls further in life than anything else ever could. Further than any school lesson. Any Facebook status update. Any politician’s promise. Any skin restoring face cream. Any college degree. Any. Damn. Thing.
The Mouse was crying again, emotional spill over from the prior evening when she watched the Bear’s already cool bed transform from the skyscraper variety to the kind with a starlight roof. This kind of childhood jealousy is a foreign concept in this house, like a bowl of borscht in a Parisian bistro. It doesn’t make any sense.