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November 27, 2012


I just spit out pumpkin pie at the Merona reference and again at Patrick's interpretation of private school. I'm loving November...I try to save posts for when the baby wakes up at night, but alas. Glad I failed today.

This kid. Bwa ha ha ha.

I would swear that Patrick is me reincarnated except I know I'm still alive.

That is AMAZING. No wonder they can't get public funds for schools like that!

Awesome. Reminds me of when I was a kid and saw the movie Parenthood. There is a scene where they refer to oral sex--which I thought meant talking about sex. Ha!


Also, will I be a terrible parent if I don't let my child join organized sports? Because I don't think I'll be able to handle the 'celebration bracket' gracefully.

I am terrified November will end.

Hooray for November. Also, I love the way Patrick expresses himself - it's not just that he is brilliant, he is so damn funny.

That is the very best, to say the least! "Private" school...hahahahahahah.

Bwhahahaha! That is fantastic! And his response about playdates & social interaction etc. was classic Patrick. Heh.

By the way, I still maintain that you, Cath and I need to start up our own Celebration Book Club.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo. Why are people talking about this "end" of "November"? I'm not sure what they could mean and you should ignore their crazy internet ranting.

There is only November anymore. It was decreed by the, um, Mayan gods of the internet. That's why they stopped making calendars, they understood it was just going to be November forever from 11/30/2012 forward.

Me too, and at Meg's comment above as well.

Hahahahaha private schools! Classic. LOVE.

I'm pretty sure November goes past Christmas this year. In fact, you know what? We commenters will let you know when November ends. Just keep on writing every day. Please? And we'll say something when November's done. Because we're helpful like that.

I love reading your writing, and the insights into your life and family. Your daily posts have truly been a gift to us - thank you!!!

I love his take on private schools. What would it take to entice you to write every day more regularly? Loads of comments? Regular shipments of peppermint patties? Obsessive clicking on ads? I'm certain we would do it just to read more Julia!

"I don't need age-appropriate social interaction or the esteem of my peers."

I have just been rereading my beloved Calvin and Hobbes compilations. You could substitute Patrick for Calvin in many of the cartoons and actually make them funnier.

Oh, and Anna's right - we'll keep you posted when November ends. Don't you worry your pretty little head about it, just think about fluffy kittens and posting.

I'm disappointed that his coaches aren't giving him individualized feedback! As an admittedly non-expert swim coach of little kids, I'm not sure how you can help anyone improve without actually telling them what they need to do and how to do it! I hope his (actually) private lessons put the spark back in swimming for him!

Opposite of winning is not everyone's a winner. LOVE THAT!

Hysterical take on private school.

One might think a gal blogging every dingdang day would run out of readable things to write...but this is decidedly NOT true for you. Writing every day makes you an even better and funnier writer. Pleeeeeeezze don't stop!

As a lurker who hasn't commented this month yet, let me add my cheers to the masses who are hailing November. Never stop - or at least, take this as encouragement to keep up the blogging as long as you can stand it, you know, for our sake.

Also, I had a conversation with my 7yo daughter this morning about private school, so, yay synchronicity. When I explained that the difference was that private schools cost money, she generously agreed to stay in public school to save us the cost. Not that private school was ever on the table, just something that bounced into her head somehow. :-)

Patrick. Love!

made me think of that old Far Side Cartoon-- "Midvale School for the Gifted" with the kids who is pushing as hard as he can on the door marked "Pull".

And, uh, as far as I can tell it's going to be November for a really long time, so we'll let you know. Don't call us. We'll call you. Just keep posting until then.

It's true... you need to practice your writing more. We are here to help you. Daily practice makes perfect!

I love Patrick, he is just priceless. And yes about November not to worry we promise to let you know when it ends.

"That's called private tutoring, by the way, Patrick." --my twelve-year-old.

You have made my November especially awesome. I just thought you should know.

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