A 737 takes off or lands somewhere in the world every 1.8 seconds, according to plane manufacturer Boeing. A middle-aged Jennifer boards a plane in the U.S. every 7.5 minutes. That's my guess -- and since I'm middle-aged, named Jennifer, have flown multiple times and have a graduate degree, we'll call it an educated guess.
You scan the familiar room, trying to remember where you hid the plastic eggs last year. The kids are older: Should you make it harder to find them? Should they peek out or be tucked away from view? You learned the hard way not to hide the dyed, boiled eggs after finding a smelly, forgotten one under the sofa mid-summer.
As we returned from a long trip to a Christmas tree farm that turned out to be closed for the season, we couldn’t help but look back at 2017 and think, “Boy, do we need to catch up and drink an adult beverage with you, __________.”
Our family has kept a notebook in or near the kitchen for years to jot down funny and memorable quotes, mostly from the kids. Recently, I flipped through the book and wrote a series of haikus in no particular order based on those quips and conversations.