For about six months, I had the joy of being many for a funny, sweet, adorable girl that I called Little Bird. I would get there in the morning during … Continue reading #52sparks: Pumpkins
Category: Kid Wisdom
When it’s Sunday, it feels like Saturday.
Most Sundays start with a whirl of busy as Momma comes into my room far too early. She pulls open the blinds, even in the winter, to show that the … Continue reading When it’s Sunday, it feels like Saturday.
At 6:45pm a reminder went off that tonight was supposed to be Starlight Parade. Before Covid-19. Before innocent deaths due to complications. Before innocent deaths due to bullets. Before peaceful … Continue reading 8pm
According to Cheers, “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.” We all want those places of comfort in the midst of our busy, and sometimes overwhelming, world. … Continue reading Mousie
It’s the the end of the school year in an elementary classroom. Backpacks have all been taken home. Beloved art projects moved from the walls to refrigerators. Scruff marks on … Continue reading Defy Assumptions
Hide and Seek
Okay here it is. Your choice. It’ s simple. Her or me. And I’m sure she’s really great. But Derek, I love you, in a really, really big—pretend to like … Continue reading Hide and Seek
When She Sees Me
Monday was my last day as a nanny for Little Bird. Leaving that job was the hardest part about accepting a new full-time job; something I had been looking toward … Continue reading When She Sees Me
What do you see Little Bird? I see sunlight. I see cars driving past. I see a breeze waving leaves on the grassy front lawn. But you see something more. … Continue reading Little Bird
Our Eye of the Storm
We walk to the park together. Well, Gracie Lou Who is riding in the pink car while I walk. In one had she has her water cup and in the … Continue reading Our Eye of the Storm
A few days a month I spend the day with a little one that I like to call Gracie Lou Who. As a new one-year-old, she is developing her personality, … Continue reading Creating Peace