Category Archives: husbands

Blurred Lines

“It’ll be fun,” she said. “All different ages,” she said. “You won’t be the oldest.” So I unclicked the MAYBE box and changed my RSVP to YES. I’d never been to one of these home parties. Sure, I’d attended ones … Continue reading

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School Matters: Who Knew the Earth Had a Foreskin?

I am a writer, so people are often surprised to learn I skipped a grade in math. Maybe it’s not because I’m a writer that they’re surprised. Maybe it’s because I seem kind of dumb with numbers. In truth, I … Continue reading

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Forts

“Mom, can you help me build a fort?” Ugh. At least once every week, one of the kids asks me this question. Whether I say yes or no, what I’m usually thinking is Here we go making my living room … Continue reading

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Letting My Husband Cry It Out

My husband snores, a lot. He’s done it for years. Several months ago, it became patently clear that he needed to learn to fall asleep–and stay asleep–without me. It was a hard journey. Used to be, no matter what time … Continue reading

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In Which There Is Waterboarding at the Momplex

Many moons ago, circa 4 B.C. (Before Children), my husband was in South Korea for annual training with the National Guard. He returned with this handsome pair of newlywed ducks as a gift to me: Korean Wedding Ducks are meant … Continue reading

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Sunday Dawn Haiku

For her:Five-year-old ramblerWineries flourish for youInfinite talking For little him:Upside-down zippersHold winters of discontentAll hail the Sleep Sack For big him:Roaring mouth-breatherKids and suns rise while you sleepA wife’s wrath unfolds Copyright 2009 JLF and the Momplex Blog.

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