Grandma to the rescue!

High. Low. Shriek. Shrill. The babel of convoluted demands. No cry can untwist from the other. All I want is silence. Honk. Beep. Clap. Bang. The cacophony undoes all patience. No toy sound is discernible from the next. All I want is stillness. Ring. Ding. Knock. Click. The racket as grandma rushes in. No mother…

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An Empty Shell

Not being present while you’re present is equivalent to being out of mind while you’re still in sight. Ever eat dinner with someone that was on social networks the majority of the time? They took an “usie” of y’all while you were waiting to be seated. Smile for the ‘gram! They snapped y’all’s chat about…

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Four sets of Grandparents

My new grandboy has four sets of grandparents. Obviously, this means that his parents have two sets of parents a piece. I wonder how blended our blending will blend. I am proud to be part of the only set that is not estranged from one or both of the new parents. It makes me joyful…

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Acquaintance Zone

Relationships of all kinds are tricky. Some establish themselves quickly; others take many seasons. There is a subconscious selection process that determines the significance of the connection. There is a wife of a relative that I recently decided can’t be my friend. There is nothing major wrong with her and she’s a pretty okay lady,…

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