This cold and rainy spring day is making me long for summer, and nothing says summer like MERMAIDS! As long as I can recall I have longed to go to the Coney Island Mermaid Parade and express my love for amazing fantasy, pageantry and the glory of the imaginations and bodies of similarly obsessed weirdos.… Continue reading Mermaid Parade 2016
On the way home from school today, Foxboy and our car pool kid were teasing Rosebud about her steadfast belief in fairies and magic. With her characteristic elan she shot them down and began to describe fairyland to us. “First of all, all the fairies are girls.” The boys howled, and soon got to the… Continue reading Fairies and Cellphones
My wee friend Ava asked for a mermaid on a bike and my brain changed that to a unicorn on a bike.I made it very quickly, out of cardboard I had laying around, pink tissue paper, Elmers and iridescent wrapping paper. Magical as Hell!
Most of the fund raisers at the kids school have been much like the school itself: beautiful, fun and not terribly efficient. Non Waldorks usually think of a Waldorf education as being very nebulous and free, when there is actually a great deal of structure and discipline built into the curriculum. The people who choose to… Continue reading Norse Chess Set
My wonderful friend Anne left Portland for grad school last summer and left us her sweet cat Phoebe. Phoebe had the softest fur and prettiest eyes of any cat ever and at seventeen dozed all day. Perhaps it was her venerable status that kept the other animals in check, or maybe they believed her when… Continue reading Au Revoir Kitty
Little Rosebud really embraced her January birthday this year, and asked for a Snowflake Fairy Party. 2017 has hit me like a ton of bricks so far, and with snowstorms, hardcore family drama, ten year old boy drama, my period and the surreal horror of President Trump, I was having one of the worst weeks… Continue reading Snowflake Fairy Birthday
This afternoon they announced that Friday would be a snow day, the fourth this week and the eighth this school year. Most of them have been frozen ice storm nonsense, but there was a snow storm on Wednesday and there was a record snow fall. Of course for Portland that means about a foot, much… Continue reading Snow Day