Compartments

Ancient History

The clumsy days

toddler in arm cast

Beatrix lost her two front teeth at the beginning of the school year. She looked predictably adorable. Slowly, her self-proclaimed buck teeth are descending into place. She frequently provides progress reports: “My buck teeth are about half-way grown!” I look and realize she doesn’t understand how big they will be. Her half-way is reality’s 25%. […]

Winter Wonderful at Snow Mountain Ranch

I took 36 pairs of mittens and gloves to the YMCA of the Rockies’ Snow Mountain Ranch. Between all of us, we only have 22 hands. I packed 13 pairs of boots for ten people who can walk and 19 hats for 11 noggins. A giant plastic bin barely closed because of the 12 pairs […]