Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday Morning

Everyone's up early
Peaceful time for eggs and pigtails
Not a rush to be found
What a nice little anomaly
Smiling faces climb in the van
Off to school we go
But wait
Strapping in the littlest brings a surprise
Diarrhea is on her and me and everything in between
But she has the happiest smile you've ever seen
And pigtails
Showers, disinfectant wipes, towels, and q-tips galore 
School started half an hour ago
Three little heads in my rear view mirror
There's no other crew I'd rather be late with

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I Love Grass Stains

Silas comes home with them on his khakis after every school day.

They make me happy.

They are signs of life
My boy played today. He was outside and really played. 
Grass stains are hard evidence of good stuff, of which I am ever thankful.

I also like them because I found an easy way to get them out. Ahhh, sweet gratification.
Grass stains can eat my road grit, liver lips!

Here's how I do it:

       1. Run hot water over the stain.
       2. Put a dab of liquid dish soap on the stain and scrub with a dish scrubber. The stain will 
           immediately start to fade. Keep going, using elbow grease until the stain is mostly gone.
       3. Wash in the laundry as usual.

May the perspective and empowerment of the grass stain be with you.