Camp Confidence

“Can I come home?” my 12 year old Boy Scout camper said last night with a bit of a puppy dog look on his face. It had been rainy, muddy, muggy, and buggy by mid-week at Scout Camp. Seeing his parents at Family Night only reminded our kiddo of: air-conditioning,...

Characters

“Look, here she comes!” The mother watching the parade with her young daughter was pointing right at me! Eyes aglow with excitement, they clearly recognized me as I marched in the Stow 4th of July parade. Were they excited because I was tossing out candy? Passing out...

Daddy?

I opened the ladies washroom at Cafe O’Play. “Daddy?” A cute little voice squeaked from the diaper changing station in the last stall while mom was changing his diaper. “No that’s not Daddy, silly. That’s someone else. We’ll see Daddy later.” his mom said. “Daddy?” he...

Pastor’s Kid

My 7 year-old face turned beet red and I wanted nothing more than to be swallowed whole by the church pew. All eyes in the church turned around and smiled at little ol’ me. Young and old alike let out a collective, “Aww…..” My father, a pastor, had just told the...

Best Date Ever

I’m not an easy date when it comes to me watching the Cavaliers. I comment on every physical action good or bad. I coach. I cajole. I encourage the player’s by name. I stand up. I sit down. I cheer. I throw my hands in disgust. I react to EVERYTHING. And whether it’s...

Conversation Hearts

“Oh, ok. Whew. I thought I was late” my husband sighed on the phone. “Good, so I won’t panic.” “Don’t panic. I love you.” His relief came when I told him I already managed to get boy #3 to martial arts. I just needed help with the pick up time an hour later. Which he...