Category: Mom To Mom

Well, He IS 10 Years Old

@SayWhatScooter: “Hey Dad. A girl at my school told me that she likes me” Bossman: “Ooooh Scooter. Do you like her?” Scoot: “Yeah, I guess” MOMMY: “Hey. No liking girls til you’re 30!!” Scoot: “Where’d you come from? You can’t be in here. This is MAN STUFF!”   In my previous column, I made a list of all of the wonderful things I had planned for summer. And though I accomplished less than a third of them, I enjoyed the process immensely. My family threw me a surprise party two weeks before my 50th birthday– and Bossman and I...

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Kindergarten, Here We Come!

Do you sleep at college?” The question came out of the blue while Julia Reynolds and I were at the pool. It’s as if she knew I’d been working on this column that very afternoon about her growing up so fast and getting ready to go to kindergarten. I wasn’t sure I’d heard her correctly. “Sleep at college or in college?,” I asked. She said at college. “Yes, you do. You move to college and sleep there,” I replied with the slightest lump in my throat. “Nooooo! I don’t want to go to college. I will miss you!” Her...

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Under the (Music) Radar

I performed more in May than I have all year, so I’m taking a break until fall. The #DreamTeam will still host #GardenCityJazz and Pop-Up Augusta events, and we’ll still do the #bookmusicgigs thing. But KG & THE SUNSHINE BAND (aka KG & Friends) is gonna chill for a sec, so that KG can explore some new & different-err… options. What ARE those options exactly? Glad you asked. They are including, but not limited to the following… • Spending time with family • Homeschooling @SayWhatScooter • Launching an exploratory committee (for my campaign for political office) • Taking a...

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The Beautiful and the Messy

One four-year-old, two scoops of dark chocolate ice cream. In a cone. It got pretty messy! We were finishing up a day at Lake Oconee and about to head home to Augusta, so I was rather unruffled by the mess. Just before our ice cream on the porch, Julia Reynolds had face-planted on the sidewalk “racing” us to the ice cream shop. It broke my heart to see her fall and get hurt, skinning her knees, elbows, and a hip.  Some cold water, an ice pack, Band-Aids and hugs and kisses and Julia Reynolds was good to go. Boo-boos...

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This month I thought is best to dig deep into the @saywhatscooter archives. There are quite a few gems here and I’m sure you will enjoy. This is only a portion of his brilliance so maybe there will be more later. All can be found at his alter ego’s twitter page @saywhatscooter. 24 January 2018 One night. Mommy: Ok Scoot, time for your bath. 10 minutes later. @SayWhatScooter: Mom, guess what? Georgia gave me a bath so now I only have to wash my other parts. 11 September 2017 One Friday morning on the way to school. @SayWhatScooter: Hey...

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