Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

During our weekday morning routine, I was helping my daughter comb her hair, attempting to fight with the mess that the “tangle monster” had left us during the night. “Never fear. Awesome Mom is here!” I struck a super hero pose, wielding the comb. “You’re not Awesome Mom. You’re Funny Mom.”

I think Halloween may be my daughter’s favorite holiday. Dress up is certainly one of her favorite activities, and from the moment we started looking at costumes and imagining what she could become on Halloween, her eyes have sparkled at the thought. The house is decorated. The candy has been purchased and hidden safely away. …

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