Conversations with a 5 Year Old

Welcome to my time machine: DP Writing Challenge I am killing two birds with one stone here: Why I started to write. Simply to capture moments in my life, insignificant snapshots that reveal so much. It started with my son, Keegan when he was five because pictures don’t capture enough, and the style is reflective in all […]

Home Alone

Derby Mom v. Helicopter Parents: The following letter is based on an actual conversation  a mother had with me once finding out my 17-year-old son and his 9-year-old brother are left to their own devices  after school …home alone in Bayou Country Club…until 6 pm every day.  *Gasp!* Dear son’s girlfriend’s mother, Thank you for voicing […]

What is a Nerd?: Redefining Cool

Conversations with an 8-Year old *Keegan explaining the finer points of being a nerd*   Keegan…”they wear strange clothes…” DCK: *mental note of Keegan’s “grunge” style Old Navy long john shirt under Incredible Hulk button up jammie shirt* Keegan: *makes circular motion with hand in front of face” “Their faces are all jacked up and freckled” DCK: […]

Decoding Teen Angst

These are my boys. They were cute. Once. (Keegan still qualifies…for the most part.) Every word; every expression; every menial task they conquered–eating a bowl of cereal–could make my heart smile. It doesn’t stay like that forever, and sometimes you take what you can get… Please read the following scenario (Devin now 17–all charm or all […]