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Imet an exceedingly pleasant woman last week. Bubbly. Friendly. Open. Chatting at a school event, we found we had much in common: kids in the same class, husbands who were off in the corner avoiding chit-chat, a staggering appetite for potluck. We bonded like Bazooka to the bottom of a ballet flat.

I Killed the Tooth Fairy

After a distinguished career of doling out quarters in exchange for incisors, the Tooth Fairy died Monday-on my bedspread, amid a sprinkling of premolars, hand-written notes, and a bottle of common craft store glitter.

Warning: Children in Charge

For parents, there’s nothing more gratifying than the white-hot itch of outrage. A hearty helping of peeved exasperation, coupled with a leisurely blame-laying session, can be such a delightful distraction from our own inequities as muddle-headed mothers and flawed fathers.

Oil Meets Girl

Irecently had a brief but torrid love affair with a beautiful woman. That is, she seemed attractive-I didn’t actually get a good look at her.


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