As I write my annual, snarky holiday letter, I’m revisiting some highlights of past years. From my heart to yours. With apologies.
While Sarah spent 2013 pursuing that most lucrative of endeavors – blogging – her loved ones expended their energy in different ways:
Spent it seeing if he could experience every virus known to man, sort of like a round-the-world beer tour only with no beer and, so far, no t-shirt.
Highlight: Being abandoned at urgent care with pneumonia and a double ear infection because Sarah didn’t want to sit for 90 minutes in a room full of sick people. Her compassionate parting words: “Text me when you’re done.”
Child #1 (age 14)
Spent the year trying to hide the fact that she was watching TV on her phone.
Highlight: Her dance team taking a first place at a competition where all the other teams’ moms were wearing matching jackets. (Not hers.)
Child #2 (age 11)
Spent the year in truly offensive used lacrosse gear.
Highlight: Eating a piece of insulation because it looked and smelled like cotton candy.
Child #3 (age 9)
Spent the year vigorously pursuing his self-study of World War I .
Highlight: A discussion with his great-aunt, a history professor, on the impact of the Zimmermann Telegram.
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