Boys & Girls

I attended my 20th high school reunion on Saturday. It was a blast. It was great to see old friends and catch up, great to be in my hometown, great to be offered Manischewitz by a friend’s dad.

So it’s appropriate, I guess, that this week’s episode of Your Face Is Crooked happens to be about school (middle school, though, not high school). I saw a few of the boys I’d “gone with” (early 1990s dating parlance, which didn’t necessarily mean you had ever gone anywhere with each other beyond walking down the hall at school) back then. Blessedly, several others I didn’t see.

Click here or on the graphic below for the ep.

Life with a Small Boy

In a few short weeks, I will begin a new folder in my electronic photo filing system as my son goes from age five to age six. At this point, this is the last photo of him as a five-year-old.


His life is martial arts, Transformers, Voltron, playgrounds, TMNT, dancing, Legos, and scooters. He can’t wait to get back up to camp. He wants to do everything for himself. He continues to love animals and church and gardens and singing at the top of his lungs.

And life with him makes us wonder how we ever could have thought that our lives were complete before him.