When Katie Found Out About Santa, Part 2

The first day of kindergarten “He was chasing me at recess and wouldn’t stop. So I stopped him,” my adorable kindergartener said.As casually as I could, I asked, “Did a teacher see you?”“No,” said Katie. “I was quick.”Oh. A few weeks later, my son Robbie got sick on a Sunday. Since I needed to takeContinue reading “When Katie Found Out About Santa, Part 2”

When Katie Found Out About Santa, Part 1

My daughter Katie has always been precocious. Even as a very small child, she was curious, serious, and gifted with a large vocabulary. She asked questions constantly, and she usually followed the answers up with more questions. So it shouldn’t have been a surprise, I suppose, when she asked me THE question: “Mommy, where doContinue reading “When Katie Found Out About Santa, Part 1”

How To Get a Cat out of a Tree, Part 2

Since our first adventure with a cat in a tree, Feé has gotten stranded in trees a few more times. However, the experiences were short-lived until the following summer. One day, Feé begged me to go outside to play, so I let her out. Of course, I gave her a lecture about trees before sheContinue reading “How To Get a Cat out of a Tree, Part 2”

How To Get a Cat out of a Tree, Part 1

We have cats. Some people have dogs, or horses, or guinea pigs–my brother and his wife have llamas–but we have cats. At one time we had 22, but we’re down to nine now, ten if you include the tom who visits from time to time. Cats tend to bring adventure with them, and one ofContinue reading “How To Get a Cat out of a Tree, Part 1”