Easter and Stuff

I think raising children thoroughly in the mainstream world when you know not everything about it is good for them or you is so tricky. Let’s take Easter for example. It takes place not that many months out from Christmas (another tricky holiday), and is not too long after M.’s end of February birthday and…

Little Seals

It was a day off for all of us. A day off from school, our weekend visitors had finally dissipated, and graduate courses had not yet begun. My house was a mess, but I wasn’t of a mind to deal with it just then. No, we all needed to be outside. As if we were…

Simplification

Friday and today have been dedicated to The Purge, where I have eviscerated my own¬†collections of clothes and books and, for most of today, my children’s toys. This weeding of playthings happens on a fairly¬†regular basis, almost seasonally, and one would think this meant my children would have a very modest assortment of toys. One…