It’s just like that song

By Mir
August 6, 2013

There’s so many things I wanted to tell you about our camping trip, but somehow I got stuck on a title. What could possibly convey the depth of emotion in just a few words? How could I make it clear what these few days meant to us?

Somehow Paradise by the Dashboard Light got stuck in my head, and then I started thinking that “Pigs and Cards by Mosquito Bites” might work, but then you’d have to know that I was thinking of the song, and also that it’s a very different kind of paradise, and… yeah, it got kind of complicated. Just trust me that IN MY MIND that all made perfect sense.

In the meantime, I just went over to Alpha Mom and wrote about the little joys in hanging out with our special needs tribe, because it was really fantastic. (Also: really, really loud. Boys! So many boys.) Come on over and take a look.


  1. Mary K. in Rockport

    Nice story.

  2. deva

    I snorted coffee out my nose at “porgy.”

    I really love your blog, Mir.

  3. Rachel

    Loved it!

    We’ve been finding our own tribe. I’ve got a few kids who practically live at my house, which I love. My youngest & her friend tricked another kid at school into believing they’re sisters. :)

    My youngest also has become fast friends with the only other kid in her school to have “two houses”. My engagement helped the mom feel comfortable telling her kid she’s dating. It feels a little odd that out of 88 kids, only 2 had divorced parents, but… it brought them together, which is what’s important.

  4. TracyB

    People come into our lives for a season or a reason. In this case, it’s your sanity and knowing that you are not alone! I love that for you!

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