Category Archives: Parenting

The Real Dealth, Bad Hair Weeks, and MIB

I do most of my prewriting by hand, and much of my work this week involved exploring the concept of “death” – which I keep adding the letter “l” to and writing as dealth. I looked up “dealth” and learned it is an obsolete word meaning “a share dealt out.”

Obsolete words are such a romantic thing, reinforcing the idea of language being a living thing. The word “obsolete” itself was the first vocabulary word-of-the-day (we called them “Super Words”) we had back in sixth grade. Tip of the hat to Mrs. Proctor, and no, I don’t remember what the other 179 words were.

Which is all just to say that I fell down a few rabbit holes this week.

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Young Eczema Cream

I better understand how it can take a lifetime to write a book, especially how getting stuck or fearful can lead to online moodling and learning what your rap name is (“Young” plus the last thing you purchased.) Continue reading Young Eczema Cream

August 2018 Month in Review — Messy Buns Worn on the Crown

 

A short post, to be followed by a longer post sometime this weekend.

August here at Casa Pick was largely covered in the Surviving Summer Funtimes series. We’ve begun school and are in the difficult phase where nothing is routine yet, so we invest excessive emotional energy in getting to the right places at the right time and doing things the right(ish) way.  Continue reading August 2018 Month in Review — Messy Buns Worn on the Crown