Guest Post: Dana of Kiss My List, on Greatest Fears of Motherhood

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photo credit: bobsfever via photopin cc

Sometimes, the list-makers and project doers of the world are kind of like the baloney sandwiches in the deli of life.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Baloney sandwiches are staples. And Lord knows we need staples. Staples stand for stability and the very stuff that keeps the earth spinning on an axis and not into the ether.

Thing is, Dana, author of Kiss My List blog, is a list-maker. A project do-er.

But she also got a cup and a half of that bold, disruptive spice that puts a lot of color in bland spreadsheets. She’s like that grab-bag of toys at the dollar store, only the surprise you get when you rip open the staples isn’t busted pieces of dollar-store toys no one wanted to buy in the light of day.

It’s a gem.
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Sometimes, You Find The Best Things In the Gutter

lame duck
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So, the other day, I went in the gutter to pick up chicks.

Actually, it was a storm drain. And they were ducklings. And my buddy at work, Joe, was my wingman.We pried up storm grates and estimated depth from street to bottom of drainpipe and jumped in and carried toy-sized ducks to a mama duck.

I couldn’t help but think of being a dad, and how we deal with kids.

Specifically, other people’s kids. When I saw Joe contemplate a dive into the deep, I figured he’d dropped his keys. Or mobile phone. Or possibly a ham sandwich. (I’d dive in the sewer for a ham sandwich, provided it was on sourdough bread.

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