make-believe

  • make-believe: summer date.

    All I really want is a not-so-fancy date night with a plateful of delicious food I didn’t cook and the ability to stay out past my bedtime. But while I’m daydreaming, I’ll also take:…

    July 28, 2021 7 Comments
  • make-believe: heat wave.

    The heat (among other things) has been making me feel cranky and crampy and generally irritable this week. So here’s a daydream about how I’d like to be passing the heatwave: short skirt, rotating…

    July 7, 2021 8 Comments
  • make-believe: sunny kitchen.

    All week long I’ve been chasing the feeling I had making pesto in my kitchen on Saturday afternoon. My big kids were playing outside with the neighbors and so the apartment was quiet and…

    March 25, 2021 11 Comments
  • make-believe: a warm outdoor afternoon.

    March 1 and I’m fully ready for spring. More than ever, I need the promise of new beginnings and daydreaming about fresh air that’s warm enough to sit in without freezing my—er—toes off. Here’s…

    March 1, 2021 2 Comments
  • make-believe: nap time.

    I realize it was relatively recently that I was daydreaming about having a do-nothing day, but my need for rest and quiet seem insatiable these days and I am very much ready to nap.…

    January 25, 2021 6 Comments
  • make-believe: do-nothing day.

    There’s a picture book in our house that Silas has been particularly drawn to lately, and probably no surprise. Beatrice Alemanga’s story On a Magical Do-Nothing Day, begins with a small child being implored…

    November 16, 2020 8 Comments
  • make-believe: poll worker.

    In advance of Election Day, a little encouragement to head to the polls: A bright red jumpsuit for feeling peppy over the course of a long day. A reminder to post en route to…

    October 7, 2020 15 Comments
  • make-believe: family bike ride.

    This weekend I celebrated a very dear friend‘s birthday with a balmy bike ride through Brooklyn. Sweat poured down my back and pooled in the crooks of my elbows but there was a breeze…

    July 20, 2020 11 Comments
  • make-believe: fancy-free.

    Yesterday was my thirty-sixth birthday, which was the perfect time to daydream about a quiet evening spent fancy-free in a city garden. The soundtrack would be all spinning sprinklers and clinking flatware and laughter…

    July 2, 2020 5 Comments
  • make-believe: puzzles etc.

    Our indoor reality right now includes a lot of keeping small humans from mauling each other, making and cleaning up meals at an astonishing rate, and trying to find a quiet corner in 500…

    May 18, 2020 9 Comments