Mom never would’ve let this happen

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning and I’m sitting in the beach condo awake, trying to let everyone else sleep, thinking about how my mom would have never let me get this sunburned. I put on sunscreen, I sat under an umbrella that we paid too much to rent (pretty sure not having the forethoughtContinue reading “Mom never would’ve let this happen”

Am I raising her? Or is she raising me?

Mary Ann is not like most ten year olds. Sure, in some ways she’s similar. She loves to shop at Justice, stay up late, eat pizza and play Roblox. She watches Netflix and chats on FaceTime with her girlfriends and Uncle Jesse and Joey and anyone else who will listen, and she fights with herContinue reading “Am I raising her? Or is she raising me?”

There must be something in the water…

Sometimes I think water is magic. It has calming properties on me that I don’t quite understand. When I was a kid, we went on vacation to what my brother called “The Old People Beach” (AKA Oak Island). When we first started going, there was nothing down there but ocean, sand, and houses. We wouldContinue reading “There must be something in the water…”

Impulse buying and Steve Guttenberg

I love shopping. Any kind of shopping. But impulse buying is probably my favorite. You know, those days when you go to the store and you don’t really need anything but you find something perfect that you weren’t expecting? That’s the feeling I get when I go in the hospital gift shop. There are soContinue reading “Impulse buying and Steve Guttenberg”