chill vibe

It was sunny out the other day and we were playing in the backyard, my Pandora station blaring on a bluetooth speaker. We have short fences here and our neighbor, an elderly woman with an edge I admire, told me she likes the music I play.So now I'm on a mission to please her with... Continue Reading →

introvert

When I tell people I'm an introvert, they usually argue. In fact, only people who know me well really believe me.Introverts who are not shy are used to being told that they could not possible be introverts. People usually think that introverts are shy and extroverts are social. But that's not it. Extroverts get their energy... Continue Reading →

sunshine

Yesterday, Holden told me I'm his sunshine.Every day, he tells me he loves me, that I'm pretty, and that he likes my yellow hair.He holds my hand and gives me kisses. We listen to music together, one earbud apiece.He asks me to sing aloud to the songs he knows I like. He asks me to dance.... Continue Reading →

self-fulfilling prophecies

While I was driving, I heard a new song called Issues. (Sample lyrics: 'Cause I got issues, but you got 'em too/So give 'em all to me and I'll give mine to you). It reminded me of something I think of often: self-fulfilling prophecies.Parenting is such a giant responsibility because we are setting these people... Continue Reading →

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