May the Force Be with You

Did you know that R can use the force to open automatic doors?  

Hey Strangers!

Sorry I've been away for a few weeks, but look where I went:   In case you can't tell, that's me and Gianni with Goofy in DISNEY WORLD! The whole Roder clan had a blast, especially the kids. (Though Sophia will eat slugs for lunch before she goes on the Tower of Terror again. What … Continue reading Hey Strangers!

You Want a Piece of Our MARYLAND Crabs???

You might have heard that Virginia's Governor, Terry McAuliffe, has been talking smack about our Maryland crabs. “You know, Maryland talks about its crabs. If anyone from Maryland is listening, I want to make this perfectly clear. All the crabs are born here in Virginia and they end up, because of the current, being taken [to … Continue reading You Want a Piece of Our MARYLAND Crabs???

A Family of Vaders

My daughter had her 7th birthday this week. We've long had a rule that our kids are not allowed to watch Star Wars until they are 7-years-old. (We picked the age arbitrarily, but the reason for the limit is that the movies are a little scary, and as we've established before, my kids are terrified of … Continue reading A Family of Vaders

I’m a big, blubbering, scaredy-cat baby…and my kids are getting there.

With Halloween approaching, I thought it a good time to explore the subject of fear. As in, that immobilizing tightness I get in my chest in response to completely rational, empirically terrifying things, like the porch light coming on. My oh-so-patient husband (who will be fitted for his shining armor on our next anniversary), valiantly … Continue reading I’m a big, blubbering, scaredy-cat baby…and my kids are getting there.

I Seriously Cannot WAIT for Kindergarten!

My oldest daughter, Emma, turned 5 in January. To her, that meant a Star Wars birthday party with Princess Leia cupcakes and a Padawan Training Camp in which she got to throw water balloons at Daddy Darth Vader and rescue Han Solo from carbonite.But for me, the big oh-five comes with one major prize. KINDERGARTEN! Yes, I … Continue reading I Seriously Cannot WAIT for Kindergarten!

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