The alarm started blaring at exactly 5am. I jumped out of bed. The still-black sky greeted me. Only 45 minutes to get dressed and finish packing before my cab arrived… At 5am I am usually wearily dragging around the house with sleep coating my lids. But, not today. I had boundless energy and a big… Continue reading AM I A BAD MOM?
He came like a thief in the night: Darkly veiled and tip-toed. But I saw him out the corner of my eye. There was a second of silence because the sound refused to creep past the lump in my throat. And then it came. My uncontrolled scream. Who was he and why was he in… Continue reading THE UNEXPECTED AND UNWANTED HOUSE GUEST
It was 11:00pm and the alarm went off. Kwabs jumped out of bed and gathered his things. Shoes: check. Jacket: check. Keys: check. He jumped in the car and sped off to the airport to pick up my sister and her guy. He prides himself on punctuality, so he didn’t want her to have to… Continue reading WHAT ELSE COULD GO WRONG?
I reached into his plate and took a small portion of his food. After all, it was delicious and he wasn’t going to finish it. He quickly snapped, “Mommy, don’t eat that!” “Why don’t you want me to eat it?” I asked. I was stunned. His retort was rudely benevolent. “Because I don’t want you… Continue reading OMG IT’S THE POLICE!!
I stood in the aisle in the back of the packed #28 bus. He, an upperclassman, beckoned me but I was much too shy to move forward or respond to his flirtation. He responded to my hesitation by shouting, “I didn’t want you any way! With that jheri curl!” Suddenly I was surrounded by his… Continue reading TEARS