What I think school sounds like these days for my son: No hitting. No punching. Don’t look at him. Face front. No talking. No silly faces. Sit down. Sit still. Eyes on me. Listen. Don’t touch him. No touching. No hitting. No touching. Stop that. Stop. Face front. Focus. Share. Be nice. Give it back. […]Read More Skool Sux
I’m working on this new play. It’s called hippopotamus. Here is a monologue from Glory, who is the stay-at-home mom in a two mom family. She’s an artist, but has put her work on hold for the time being. To set the scene, this is somewhere in Act 2 I think. I didn’t mean to […]Read More Dinner takes four hours.
Getting out the door is a hassle. If you’re a parent to a small child, and you find yourself, for any reason, having to leave the house, you know what I’m talking about. A friend once told me that her sister in law took her newborn daughter out of the house a sum total of […]Read More let us run like feral cats through the diminishing wilderness
The place was small and quiet, and while I’d been nervous, had even declined the invitation when it was first offered, I was glad I’d come. It was to be a working weekend; we each had independent projects, mine in the stage of beginning, her’s in need of a rewrite. I’d been worried that I’d […]Read More Sex & PreK (I’m not calling it that)
“I tell them: you’re gonna be grown up for a long time,” she said “And it’s not that great,” I chimed in. We laughed. We were standing on the corner after morning drop off. Her kid and mine are in the same class at school. I asked her what she thought of it, and we […]Read More What about school?