make-believe

  • make-believe: back to school.

    I thought it was exciting to head back to school after summer break as a kid, but this is the first year I’m really experiencing the giddy excitement of back-to-school season as a parent.…

    August 22, 2019 5 Comments
  • make-believe: glamping.

    At the end of August we’re packing up a borrowed car and heading up to Maine for a few nights of camping—Grammy, Grandpa, cousins, aunties, and uncles included. We’ll be a motley crew, but…

    July 31, 2019 7 Comments
  • make-believe: the living is easy.

    Our kids’ last day of school isn’t officially until next week, but we’ve had a week of celebrating in anticipation of the eventual summertime freedom and school has been slowly grinding to a halt.…

    June 19, 2019 3 Comments
  • make-believe: out all day.

    We’ve officially entered the season when I try to spend as many hours as humanly possible in the great outdoors. And since I live in a city, that means lingering on the streets, the…

    May 21, 2019 0 Comments
  • make-believe: dinner party.

    On my mind lately, hosting a dinner party for my friends in our tiny apartment without needing to also account for snoozing kids on the other side of a closed door (to say nothing…

    April 30, 2019 6 Comments
  • make-believe: spring planting.

    The daffodil and crocus bulbs that Faye planted on a whim last fall have sprouted, but they seem stunted. Not enough sunlight on our stoop, maybe. Or too much snow for a narrow window…

    March 27, 2019 8 Comments
  • make-believe: working from home.

    I have every intention of showering immediately upon waking and getting fully dressed before sitting down to work in the morning. But on days when I’m not the parent doing the school drop-off, I’m…

    February 27, 2019 7 Comments
  • make-believe: polar vortex.

    Truth be told, I’m cold even with socks and slippers and the biggest wool sweater I own. Instead of lounging in bed wearing flirty pajamas and reading a good book, I’m hunched over my…

    January 31, 2019 26 Comments
  • make-believe: museum afternoon.

    I’ve never shied away from taking my kids on museum adventures, but lately I’ve found myself craving a slightly different museum experience—one that moves a little more slowly and involves a little less placating…

    January 3, 2019 8 Comments
  • make-believe: vote.

    There are a lot of reasons to feel disenchanted with the democratic process these days, to say nothing of the folks in office. It’s understandable to feel angry, or to feel like voting won’t…

    October 10, 2018 8 Comments