investiture

The way I’ve kept the kids with at least another view of academia than mine — which is “f*** this” — is through Tucker, whom we’ve always assumed pretty much had a lifetime academic career ahead of him. Today he graduated with his Masters in Neuroscience, and beginning work on his Doctorate in Chemistry. While…

taking care of babies = homeschooling

Because somebody’s gotta do it well. And have no illusions about how hard it can be. It’s not all high fives and exploding fist bumps. But today, with Xavier, it was! ❤️❤️

summa cauliflower bread

A few lovely treats for Mother’s Day weekend. While we expected the kids’ Exploratory Latin Exam results in the mail, they were e-mailed to me yesterday. Ta-da! We were pretty sure they would get high scores — Tucker was sure — but that is higher than we expected. (We actually had to update this image…

double feature with pizza rolls (Much Ado About Mean Girls)

“But what are pizza rolls?” They were supposed to be the things that got my kids to sit through the Shakespeare, but I should have known better — they have watched “higher” productions than Kenneth Branagh. They loved it, and who’d have thought to move onto “Mean Girls” from there except that that was exactly…

the medal arrives

we were hoping it was their latin scores actually but… wanna see a girl open her gold medal for the national mythology exam?

she’s just a girl (in JV houseband)

Claude had been planning on auditioning for JV houseband at SoR over the winter, but during the audition week we all got some bug that had all three of us in one bed watching two entire seasons of “Robin of Sherwood”. She did not seem to have any regrets; then once, she said she wished…