Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Swimsuited Sans Meltdowns

Oh-oh-oh, skipped a day in the 30-in-30 challenge. It is very hard to write something that feels as though it's worth publishing every single day of the week. My hat is off to Kristina Chew who chronicles her family's story of their life with their son Charlie practically every day. I wonder if she ever sleeps!

I have just read something marvelous, so rather than telling you about how great it was to get a wonderful Land's End swimsuit for the sweet girl, I'm going to send you over to the literary journal McSweeney's to read a great piece, AN OPEN LETTER TO ANYONE WHO HAS EXPERIENCED MY SON'S MELTDOWNS by Katie Schneider. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me remember the worst days of our girl's meltdowns.

On Saturday we're going swimming, well-suited, and likely to be sans meltdowns. That seems nothing short of a miracle.

1 comment:

Liz Ditz said...

It is a good looking suit.

Thanks for the link to the "open letter" -- I hadn't seen it.

Happy swimming!