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Seeing as it is the “holiday season” there is more hugging going on than is typical. Friends hug you, your boss hugs you, acquaintances hug you, sometimes even strangers hug you. The stranger is usually the +1 dragged to party.
I almost never initiate hugs, but I always reciprocate. The almost is for friends kids under the age of eight and people that I know are “huggy”. Once a kid gets to be about nine years old hugs from people outside of the family can seem creepy.
Just heard a parent in Texas say that he would take two jobs and pay $1,000 out of […]
I was deleting old text messages today and I came across one from a number I didn’t recognize. […]
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Its that time again. Fire up the family dysfunction and let the games begin. What I am thankful […]
Its 30 degrees and snowing outside and I am not wearing a winter coat. I am wearing a […]
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My daughter was describing a friend of hers and at the end of the rambly convoluted story she […]
I occasionally feel bad that I am not a stay at home mother. Occasionally my daughter tries to make me feel worse.
We have reached a compromise in the last year or two, and now, instead of wanting me to be home all the time so I can be president of the PTA or drive her somewhere after school, she just focuses on the fact that I don’t get summers off.