Mother’s Day was weird this year. Usually school coordinates a Mother’s Day art project or something, and we couldn’t go anywhere for the kids to try to do something else. Chloe surprised me with a cereal breakfast in bed, and I ordered us cakes and let the kids type in the message for the card. I can explain their names on the card: A substitute once pronounced Chase’s name “Kahsay” when calling roll (made me think of the Key & Peele substitute teacher video!) and Chole is a common misspelling of Chloe’s name (for reasons none of us understand)!
Cisco is currently running from window to window, barking at a lawnmower somewhere close by in the neighborhood.
ME: Cisco, WHY?!? WHY must you BARK all the time?!?
CHLOE: sigh It’s his thing, Mom. You have your thing, he has his.