Safety Patrol

20 Feb

Townes: can I go to playground?

Momma: yes, do you want to take off your helmet?

Townes: I need it for protection in case I fall off of something. 

#whywemarch

22 Jan

Today we walked with neighbors, strangers, friends, and family. We walked with widows, mothers, sisters, orphans, young and old. I chose to show up. To be present in a sea of women who demand respect. The road is long. We have a duty and an obligation to support one another. Love our neighbors. Fight and defend one another, particularly the disenfranchised.  Radically share in our neighbors’ turmoil and troubles. 

I want my little girl to experience a world where she is given more dignity and respect than I have, than my grandmothers had. Should she want to, I want her to breastfeed, to work, to lead, to be accepted, to be respected. I want her to see diversity and accept it. I want her diversity to be seen and accepted. I want her to see all people as her equal. And I want others to see her as their equal. 

I come from a long line of strong women. Widows, singles, parents, childless, married, single. Single mother raising 4 girls on a farm in the depression. Substance abuse. Hard times. I am proud of that which is in our blood to make us strong. We are a strong breed. Have always been so. So we fight the good fight. For ourselves, for others. 

#lovetrumpshate

It’s getting real. 

22 Jan

Godzilla came to the tea party and this was the result. Bobby pulled out a handful of Bessie’s hair. 

Watch out world. 

22 Jan

I’m not a master builder. 

22 Jan

Exasperated after Baby Guy just destroyed his Lego creation and discouraged at the thought of trying to rebuild it. 

Joe: Townes, you can do it. You’re a master builder!

Townes: I can’t. I’m NOT a master builder. 

Momma: Then what are you?

Townes: I’m just a little kid. 

It’s not whining…

21 Jan

…it’s my breath making funny noises. 

– Townes 

Integrity

17 Jan

Townes: Do you know what it’s called when you clean up your toys when no one is looking?

Integrity.