Quick takes

I’m traveling for work this week, staying at lakeside resort that is rustic and lovely, but heavier on the rustic. I’m at a conference for higher education administrators and there are 300 of us here, all trying to check email and stay obsessively connected to our offices. The wifi, designed to support a resort filled with families actually going outside and enjoying nature, keeps buckling under the strain of iPhones and laptops, so I’ll keep this shortish so I don’t cause the next crash.

I’ve been working on some writing in some other places, so wanted to share a few quick links:

Writing here about being a parent and a grad student: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/father-knows-best

Writing here about being a second wife: http://www.pgeveryday.com/health-wellbeing/love-relationships/article/how-i-learned-to-love-his-ex

Writing here about the kids you find on every playground: http://www.pgeveryday.com/family-life/parenting/article/the-7-kids-you-find-on-every-playground


On an unrelated subject, since the I seem to have three whole bars of connection at the moment, I think I am turning into a white girl stereotype. Although I do not love pumpkin spice lattes, I do feel sort of obsessed with how much I am loving fall this year. It has been a mild and warmer than usual autumn and the leaves are gorgeous and the weather is crisp and perfect and I just want to stroll around outside with leggings and boots on with a nice chunky scarf around my next. I am basically turning into a non-skinny version of this:



And finally, a question: what is the going rate for the tooth fairy in your neck of the woods? My kiddo is on the verge of losing his first tooth (which is good because his adult tooth is already up so he has a shark tooth situation going on right now) and I suspect the shiny quarter I used to get back in the day probably doesn’t cut it anymore.


3 thoughts on “Quick takes

  1. Swistle says:

    We do a dollar per tooth. I have a loose idea that if it’s an adult tooth (wisdom tooth, or a tooth that needs to be pulled for braces), the Tooth Fairy will bring significantly more. Like TWO dollars!

  2. Melissa says:

    We did $2 i think plus a small sort of gift for the first tooth, then it’s about $2 per tooth after that. I should have gone with $1 per tooth, I don’t know what I was thinking. Also, I’m THE WORST tooth fairy, I’ve forgotten to do it multiple times and I end up having to make up reasons (storm? too late?) and write notes from the tooth fairy. Now I have to leave myself a visible reminder on my bed…

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