March 7 17

I don’t claim to be a master in the kitchen. (A master chef, if you will). I can hold my own, and I make a mean béchamel sauce. Mostly, though, my positive culinary experiences are due to the result of good timing, a good sense of humor, and good adaptability skills. And a whole heaping tablespoon of luck.

(See what I did there?)

Interestingly, my first pancake is always a winner.

No really. You can ask my kids.

Kids are like pancakes, they* say though, the first one’s always a throwaway.


kids are like pancakes

It seems that my parenting skills, like my cooking skills, are also the result of good timing, a sense of humor, and good adaptability skills. AND LUCK.

Because my first kid? Not really much of a throwaway.

In fact, she’s pretty freaking awesome, and not just because she’s cleans my baseboards whenever she has parties.

But how is it that when I wake up tomorrow morning (to take my firstborn to get her G1) I will be the mama of a SIXTEEN-year-old person?



  1. I have no idea how this is possible. HOW? How is she going to be SIXTEEN????

    Also, you make the BEST grilled cheese.

    Comment by Kristabella on March 7, 2017
  2. I do make EXCELLENT grilled cheese!!!!

    Comment by ali on March 7, 2017
  3. Sixteen is one of those freaky ages that just sneaks right up on you. They start to either hate you for “ruining their lives” or become your best friend in a whole new way. Usually a mix of both. From the sounds of it your in for a fair bit of the latter though. 🙂

    Comment by Deb Hatton on March 14, 2017

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