Lynn's Comments: I get real satisfaction out of hearing my daughter saying these exact words to her daughter. I have to admit, it made me smile. What goes around...
Lynn's Comments: We are all well aware of the fact that growing kids need a lot of sleep. So, why is it that we can't let sleeping kids lie? ...I think jealousy has something to do with it!
Lynn's Comments: We had a sump pump in the basement and I was always afraid it would break down when we needed it. With this in mind, I had a skeptical plumber install a second pump in the same hole. Everyone thought I was being over cautious—until the rains came and the first pump failed. Chalk one up for mom-upmanship!
Lynn's Comments: This was the kind of thing that my dad would say. It drove me crazy...and I loved him for it.
Lynn's Comments: Folks at the syndicate told me the American newspaper editors would all change the Canadian spelling of “racquet” to “racket.” Surprisingly, very few did. Maybe it's because "racquet" sounds better.
Lynn's Comments: In doing this series, I was able to remember some of the crazy spaces my friends rented after graduation. Any habitable space they could afford was like a palace. I stayed in my parents' home when I went to art school and didn't move out until I married. I was just 20. How I wished I'd started with a place of my own.