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The Appendix Monster’s Revenge ~ A Real Halloween Scary Story

“Mom, my stomach hurts,” Ryley said as he climbed in the van after school last Tuesday.

If I had a yellow feather for every time a child climbed into the van after school saying their tummy or head or big toe ached, I could make Big Bird. Sadly, my first reaction wasn’t concern or […]

Feeding the Appendix Monster

Just before our 10-year-old son, Tommy, was wheeled into surgery, he was asked by the nurse if he had any more questions. He did.

“What will happen to my appendix?”

The nurse said they feed it to the Appendix Monster who lives in the hospital’s basement. Tommy laughed, which made him wince in […]

Slamming on the brakes ~ Week 2

After our first week of summer break got off to such a fast and beautiful start, I thought for sure Week 2 would feature more of the same: Plenty of time outside, romping, popsicle eating, sun-soaking, more romping. The week started out that way ~ pure Colorado summer splendid.

There was popsicle eating…at home…and […]