We have a ridiculous amount of fruit-bearing trees in our backyard; especially considering we live on a tiny lot, like most houses in Arizona. And the pool takes up 3/4 of the backyard, leaving little room for any space to plant.If you’re part of the Desert Ridge HOA and reading this, you just put your […]
I sat in my tiny cubicle and blinked.
The computer screen flickered in front of me and I felt like a trapped mouse.
What was I doing here?
My first “real” job where someone thought I was decent enough to get paid for my skills. Like, a salary, a 401K and the whole nine yards.
Zeke: “Hey Ab, see this box right here? Let’s jump in it and slide down the stairs!”
Abacus: “Ummm, what happens if we don’t actually slide down and we end up rolling down, instead?”
Zeke: *looks up from his position in the box to raise his eyebrows at Abacus*
Zeke: “Yeah, so….”
I’d like to introduce you to Stevie!
Stevie comes to us by way of New Zealand and he is a full-time children’s book illustrator.
We met on Match.com (hahaha just kidding.)
Actually, I came across his work online and I took a deep breath when I cold-emailed his agent.
But for the most part, if they forget something, they suffer the natural consequences.
Mama… hang with me on this one. Let them learn the “hard” lesson. The lesson is going to be much softer at home than it will be later in life. Sometimes, a lesson learned the hard way will be a lesson never forgotten.