The Daily B

Storytelling and Misadventures

February 20, 2019

the beauty of disappointment

The buzzer went off. B pushed hard off the wall and began slicing through the water as fast as her little arms and legs would take her. She reminded me of a wind-up toy in the bathtub, chugging steadily across the surface.Kris gave me a...

February 20, 2019

what every childhood needs

A few weeks ago, B requested a "girl day." She wanted a whole day for her and I to do "girl" things. When I asked her what she had in mind, she said, "First I want to go to In-N-Out Burger, then I want you...

February 20, 2019

happy Halloween!

I'm thankful for a relaxed Halloween this year. The kids chose costumes from their dress up box. I think B is going for a Jazzercise look here. Or maybe Flashdance?...

February 20, 2019

little house in the desert

B and I recently started reading the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The first book, "Little House in the Big Woods," describes in detail Laura and her family's life in a log cabin in Wisconsin in the late 1800s. Wolves and panthers and...