my 2017 #streamteam november

On the walk to school yesterday, where I vacillate wildly between feeling like "I’m such a good Mom, spending quality time with my kid and sending her off with my heart in her hands" and "HURRY UP OR I WILL DRAG YOU BY YOUR TOQUE TIES FOR THESE LAST FEW BLOCKS " a shocking revelation arose.

Stella had never been exposed to The Muppet Show.

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my 2017 #streamteam august

Stella starts Grade 2 in six days. While all the parents across the land celebrate the beginning of the school year, I am UNHAPPY. It’s not because I lament the passing of time. It’s not because our summer was magical and I can’t fathom its sad finale. It’s not because I’m already stressed about helping my Big Emotions Kid navigate the Melrose Place-ish twists and turns of being 7 and only loving or hating people.

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my 2017 #streamteam june

So it's the end of June which means the end of another school year and you should have a kid because there is no better way to helplessly watch the months slip off a calendar and feel your bones and gasp like a fish unceremoniously flipped out of water. HOW IS SHE ALMOST SEVEN, DEAR READER?

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