Keep Calm and Stop Ironing

There are a lot of similarities between Americans and Brits, but there is one glaring exception. Ironing. I didn’t know ironing was a thing until I met my mother-in-law. She told me, with a straight-face, that she liked to put on music and work her way through a pile, nay mountain of ironing which included, but was…

Wine and Cheese (Definitions): Parenting Edition

Alone time (noun): A closely guarded state of being in which you are able to sit quietly for more than three consecutive minutes without anyone requesting anything of you. As in: I would sell a kidney for some alone time. See: Fantasy, Alternate Reality Attachment parenting (noun): Conducting daily life with a child attached to a parental body…

Mom-agement

To: Boys From: Mom Re: Human Relations  Please note effective immediately the new policy regarding inter familial discourse. Referee, mediator and judicial services are henceforth terminated. For injuries requiring stitches or in cases of extreme blood loss or compound fractures, applications for emergency room transport can be submitted in writing. In instances when the injured…