Half A Pot Roast, and a Mashed Grilled Cheese, Please

(From 2004) Mamacita says:  Remember that anecdote about the young bride whose husband asked her why she cut the beef roast in half before she put it in the pan? She told him she did it that way, because her … Continue reading

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

The Timeline in my Head: Where, you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.

Mamacita says: My children, of whom I often speak on this blog, aren’t really children any more. I know this perfectly well, but sometimes when I write of them – the cute things they’ve done, etc. – I tend to … Continue reading

Every Child Deserves An Audience. Stay In Your Seat.

Mamacita says:  I’ve posted about this subject before, but with the approach of holiday season, it’s on my mind again, so I’ve written a new post about this same thing. This is important. Proper behavior isn’t always fun. Nice people … Continue reading

Read It Right: Peace on Earth to Men of Good Will

Mamacita says:  I am starting to look at my house with holiday eyes, and it has made me pensive. I used to look at my young students every day, every year, and wonder what they went home to every night. … 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