The Final Fieldtrip

Tween's amazing teacher asked me to chaperone the last field trip of the year. And of Tween's elementary school career. I said yes. Fortunately, Tween kicked to the curb his vomiting cycle just in time and awoke on field trip day feeling back to normal. Destination: The County Courthouse and Detention Facility. As field trips … Continue reading The Final Fieldtrip


Tonight was Open House at Tween's elementary school, our last elementary school Open House ever. One year ago we toured Tween's class in under five minutes - his classwork hardly represented, his teacher avoiding eye contact, my stomach in knots. We moved quickly from his 4th grade classroom to the 5th grade classrooms. We closely inspected work by kids … Continue reading Superhero