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Desperate times call for desperate measures …

 

I bought a Frisbee and insisted Maj walk to one of the fields at the neighboring high school and play with me. She was, I assured her, not going home until there had been some fun … damn it.

She was dubious. “Mother, you know very …Bite down …

    Cheese stands alone

     

    Kallan got back from cheer camp this past Monday. Maj left for her cross-country camp the day before that, which means the grand total of nights this summer on which Mark and I have had zero children home equals one. Life is cruel.

    So, because Mark heads off to work every weekday, Kallan …Cheese stands alone

    Hitting the wall

     

    Mark and I are headed out to see Kansas (the band, not the state; the state is super flat and boring). Kansas the band is playing at the Clark County Fair; Mark and I have reached the age at which many of the bands of our youth are free with fair admission. We …Hitting the wall

    What if I need you?

     

    Kallan dances ahead of me in the rain. “When I grow up, I’m moving somewhere warm and sunny.”

    “When I grow up, I am staying right here.”

    She laughs. “You’ll visit me, though.”

    “Eh. I don’t even like traveling now. I’ll be older then, and crabbier. You’ll have to visit me.”

    “Mom, what …What if I need you?