Although the tradition started in 2006 rather than on my boy's first day of Kindergarten in 2004, it feels like it's been always that we posed the kids in front of the garage door for a back to school photo. This is the last year! He's a senior, and that garage door will most likely be someone else's backdrop by next fall. How can it was?
Thank you for joining me in pretending that this year's was a traditional photo, not a collage in which one of my offspring was coerced into posing at twilight a full week after school started.
Once upon a glass or twelve of wine, Jacquie and Beth and Ellie got to talking. We decided that we were all enormously smart and clever and hilarious, and that it would be a crime not to share our unique talents with the world. We decided to start a blog together.
We needed a name, so Jacquie asked Beth: “What should we call a blog about meand you and Ellie?” And the rest, as they say, is history. We are having a blast writing this thing, and if there was any trepidation that we were only smart and clever and hilarious that night because of all the wine, our words here thus far have succinctly affirmed our mutual self-admiration.
What are you reading?
Ellie - Middlemarch, George Eliot. Finally
Jacquie - The Nightingale, Kristen Hannah
Beth - Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal by Julie Metz