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Should I die, this blog will serve as my son's source of virtual mama.

If I live, I won't have to repeat myself.

sigers writes fiction and nags her son in austin, texas. 

I want you to appreciate the right now.

One of the frustrations of kids is that sometimes you’ll feel pinned 
down. You can do nothing productive like answer email (kid keeps 
trying to turn off computer). Nothing necessary like laundry or 
cleaning (child eats dryer sheets, won’t stay in hall). It’s very 
frustrating. You’re staring at all the things you need to do, you're 
RIGHT THERE, ready to do them and all you can do is follow a tiny 
belligerent monster who will soon be crying for clean pants.

Right now, you are playing in the play area I set up for you. Your 
father is studying and I’m cleaning the kitchen. It is a beautiful 
thang. I pointed this out to your father and he said, “Yeah, for the 
next five minutes.”

“Daddy? Don’t worry about the next five minutes. Appreciate this great 
family moment right now.”

To his credit, your father replied, “Yes, ma'am.”

Any basic course in Buddhism will back me up on this…


I want you to read David Foster Wallace's Kenyon commencement speech.