Thursday, September 22, 2011


Dear Fourth Grade Spelling/Vocabulary Book,

When you ask "What is the opposite of coffee?" the correct answer is not "Tea."  That makes no sense and brings up all of my Alanis Morissette irony issues. 

The Black Fly in Your Chardonnay

Dear PA,

When you have to step in at my child's checkup because the pediatrician had an emergency, kindly do not recommend an unnecessary invasive medical procedure.  It makes me angry and my child hysterical.

Tiger/Bear/Some Sort of Large Mammal Mom

Dear Pediatrician's Office/Pediatrician,

Thank you for not charging me a co-pay for our follow-up appointment.  And thank you for listening to our concerns and agreeing that the PA was wrong.  Now, go lecture her.

Relieved Mother

Dear Kindergartner,

I am so glad you love school and are doing well.  But this morning when you said, "You can stop here, Mama," and walked up the school sidewalk by yourself, my heart broke a little.

I'm Not Crying, It's Just Allergies

P.S. I still stood there and watched you walk in.  It's a free country.


  1. I'm with you on the kindergartener breaking your heart. How can they grow up so fast?
    I hope that PA got a BIG lecture.

  2. I think my youngest will do the same to me at school. Thankfully, my 6 year old still blows me kisses , even though other children can see her. :)
    And I'm sorry to hear about the problems at the pediatrician. Boo. I hope that everything is okay now and that the PA got a huge lecture.
    On a much lighter note, with regards to irony, I'm always reminded of the bit from "Reality Bites"--paraphrased--"I can't really define irony. But I know it when I see it." LOL!

  3. Hahaha.

    That stinks about the PA. I'm glad you got that all settled without being charged for the follow-up.

  4. Oh gosh, at our kindergarten, after the first DAY we were all supposed to just drop our kids at the curb and they all just walk into the building and to class by themselves. The sight of it kills me a little every time, my big big girl skipping to the door without a backwards glance...
    Also, coffee is SO not the opposite of tea. WTH? I'm pretty sure there is no "opposite" of a beverage. Who comes up with this crap?

  5. But what IS the opposite of coffee? This is a question that could keep me busy for days.

  6. i watch my little one walk in all the time. it is a free country!

  7. Dear No Whey Mama
    Why have I not been to your blog before?! Love it.
    Pig x

  8. Just found your blog and this post is wonderful! Can't wait to read more.