December 13 18

I may have mentioned once — read: four thousand times — that Emily is graduating high school in June.


Because of this, many things are happening. Thing the first: I need to come to terms with the fact and I, in fact, am not still in high school; I know enough math to figure that one out. Thing the second: She needs the best yearbook quote and baby photo.

She rejected all of my yearbook quote suggestions. And all of my baby photo options.

Scene: She and I are looking through the old photo albums. Back when we didn’t have digital cameras and we ran to a 1-hour printing place to print {double, always} every single photo, even the ones where someone, or everyone, is blinking.

Her: Mom, I have so many questions about these photos and most of them have to do with how I am gazing at this marshmallow.

Me: Listen, in 2003, treats were treats. You didn’t know about juice yet.

Her: ….



Me: Yes, I know. I’m a terrible mother.

I deprived her of juice. And funny enough yearbook quotes.

Have I mentioned that this little lamb is graduating high school? 


  1. Omg I read “2003” and thought it was a typo, because how could she be a baby/toddler in 2003 and graduating HS now?? But no, I am just old. I graduated HS in 2004. Time is doing weird things the older I get!!

    Comment by Chris on December 13, 2018
  2. I graduated high school in…



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    Comment by Kristabella on December 13, 2018
  4. Is she a Gilmore Girls fan? I saw a lot of “in omnia paratus” on graduation caps in the spring. ????

    Comment by Alison on December 13, 2018
  5. Argh! Those ???? were supposed to be a winky face. The universe’s way of telling me I’m too old to use emojis.

    Comment by Alison on December 13, 2018

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