All posts tagged “Parenting

Talking to My Daughter About Death

I didn’t realize how far the thoughts had gotten in my daughter’s mind until we were playing a game of hide-and-seek at home. My daughter (I call her Sprout online), reminded me about a game we had played the other week where she got upset… Read More

Let’s Talk About Cats

Picture a cat. Now picture that cat in your home, somewhere near you. What do you imagine that cat doing? Don’t overthink it. Whatever immediately came to mind when I said to imagine a cat in the room with you works fine. Got it? So,… Read More

Feel Today Today

Lately, Sprout demands to wear a dress every morning. The twirlier the better, because “You can’t twirl without a dress!” The only problem is, she has a finite number of dresses, and they’re not always the best outfit for, say, playing in the sandbox at… Read More

Cutting with The Muppets

We ran into a problem while rehearsing for the table read of Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Ida Walker: The read-through ran longer than the block of studio time we had reserved for the recording. The traditional rule estimates that one screenplay page equals one minute… Read More

The Farmer(‘s Wife)

A local nursery had a sale this weekend with a petting zoo, and Sprout wanted to wear her overalls. I didn’t think this would become a bigger conversation, but then — “I’m going to be a farmer’s wife!” she said. “Don’t you want to be… Read More

When Sprout wants me to make up a story to tell her, she says “Tell me a story with your mouth.” Usually she asks for this when she’s supposed to be falling asleep, and she knows I won’t turn the light back on to read… Read More