If Erma Bombeck had homeschooled her kids in Maine, she could have written this book. Drifts of doom. Frost heaves from Hades. Maine isn’t for the fainthearted.
Luckily, Lill, Geekdaddy, Son and Daughter are usually able to overcome almost anything – even lovesick porcupines and hunters that shoot at anything with four legs, including lawn furniture – without losing their senses of humor.
Will Geekdaddy manage to survive being decaffeinated? Will his purple union boxers fade to pink in the washer? Why did a psychiatrist mistake him for a patient at the mental health institution where he works, simply because he was talking to his tomato plant?
Did Lill really see a Kiwi near the “Caution, Blind Chicken!” sign? Does Daughter really have Dramatic Fever or is it a case of the Instamatic Flu?
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About the Author
I believe it was my first boyfriend who told me, “You think funny.” He’s also the one who said, “You think too much.” He was right about the first pronouncement, but I didn’t think too much of him after the second one. Well, yeah, I do think funny. Can’t help it. Wired that way. No matter how dire the situation or how depressed I get there have only been a few times in my life when my mind hasn’t seen the humor in my plights.
Most of the writing in my first three books came from the years that we unschooled. A few people have asked me if I’ll still write now that both of my kids are in college and mostly out of the house. (One wonders if they’ve forgotten that I’ve also had Geekdaddy to write about for 36 years. He hasn’t moved out. Yet.)
Yes, I’ll still write, because I’m a writer. I’m also as curious as a barnful of cats. From plotting polecats to why you shouldn’t pet an armadillo without gloves on, there are so many eclectic subjects that attract my interest. My kids are launched, but my writing spark isn’t quenched, and I’m not ready to sink into geezerdom. Crow’s Feet and Magpie Mind, that’s me. Coincidentally, that’s the name of the book I’m working on now.
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