Empty Nest Syndrome: Bite Me, Amadeus

Mamacita says: I have empty nest syndrome and I am not dealing with it very well. I would never wish my children back; they’re grown up and very happy. I’m proud of everything they do and are. I will also … Continue reading

Stuff Students and Parents Say To Teachers. Etc.

Mamacita says: I only wish I could include the really great stuff, but until some people are dead, that wouldn’t be appropriate. And you all know me: ever appropriate. Then again, if they continue to annoy me, I might even … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy. Happy Birthday, Princess.

Mamacita says:  Father’s Day and my daughter’s birthday are within a few days of each other.  Sometimes, they’re on the same day.  That is because calendars are alive and love to mess with us, and because those selfsame calendars, parts … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day to All, and to All a Good Night

Mamacita says: I was reading an article somewhere, by somebody*, that stated that no matter how old we get, there are still times when we want our mother. Our fifty-year-old mother. When our mothers are young, we don’t consider them … Continue reading

Thanksgiving, Part the Sixth

Mamacita says: When I first saw this picture, I was a small child and all I could think was, “Why were this mother and son seated at the same table with roughshod strangers?” Because this seems so odd to me. … Continue reading

Thanksgiving, Part the Fifth

Mamacita says: Many people believe this is a Norman Rockwell painting, but it’s not. It was painted by artist Douglass Crockwell, and even though their surnames and style are similar, they are definitely two different people. And, with the mother … Continue reading