Monthly Archives: September 2007

That’s my mom

It is 7:40 in the morning and as usual we are rushing to get to school. Yet today, there is an added facet to our morning chaotic dash: my mother is going to New York and taking my sisters’ belongings … Continue reading

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KO’d by 8:00 in the morning or How The Day Kicked My Ass

7:59 amA woman in her thirties pauses on the steps of the elementary school, her shoulders, slumped and her head drooping. It is only for a second, but if anyone was watching, they would recognise the posture of defeat. It … Continue reading

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Public Enemy #1? Incompetence

As I write this, the roofers who just fixed our roof two days ago are in my mother’s kitchen ripping out walls. Why? Because the f^&*&^&*^&$^%#%$#%$#^%#^%$^%$% thing leaks. And not only is it leaking in my mother’s apartment, it is … Continue reading

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I #$%#$%@ meetings

Meetings. Have you ever noticed that school meetings are mostly hours of sitting there going through photocopied sheets of information? Can someone please enlighten me as to the necessity of this tortuous process? WHY? I ask you, WHY? Why can’t … Continue reading

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First Day of School-Painless?

The kids started school a week ago and to my eternal shock and consternation it seems to have been quite painless. Perhaps this is because each school year so far has brought some fun surprises. Year #1- Kindergarten: My daughter … Continue reading

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