Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Mam, is Izzy a rescue dog?

Yes, Eli. She is.

Who has she rescued?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Not a Planner

Eli, when do you think you will stop sucking your thumb?

Maybe when I'm big like you?

I see. So you don't know when?

I don't know.

Well, I was just curious as to what the plan was.

I don't have a plan.


Long pause...

But, Mama?


I do have a plan for hugging!

Oh, you do?

Yes, and the plan is: HUGGING!

Friday, February 17, 2017


Daddy, what does this key go to?

I don't know Eli but leave it alone. Put it back in my drawer.

But what does it open?

I don't know. It's just an old key. But put it back, ok?


Later that day....


Yes, Eli.

When will I get to be old enough to have a bunch of old keys that I don't know what they go to?

Soon enough.

Well, I'm getting a Spiderman key to go with my Spiderman car.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tub Trouble

Eli: I am just going to cry to death until Jackie gets outta the tub!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Or did he...

Eli: Mama, why did God make us all people and not make us all as monsters?

Friday, May 13, 2016


Sitting on the curb with an old man sitting next to me
He said, son will you play me a memory? I don't know how it goes again.
Down by the watermelon patch, I saw another just like the other.
He said, will you play me anything from your childhood?
I met someone just like you.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Baseball Games

Mama, can I get a snow cone at the concussion stand?