Kids R Us

August 20, 2003

Klair with a K and no E

I met Klair on the swing set at Plummer Park.

“Hi,” she said.

“Hello,” I smiled.

“How old are you?” she asked, shuffling her feet against the ground.

“27,” I said.

She looked at me with exclamation point eyes. “Why are you here?”

I told her about the zine convention I was attending and how I overestimated the time it would take to get there. We had time to kill, I explained. Then I pointed to Rama, who was lying face down on the hand ladder.

“You guys are being kids today, aren’t you?” she asked.

“Oh,” I said, “We’re kids every day.”


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

  • 5-Minute Crush
  • Baby Mama
  • Crafterrific
  • Field Trip
  • Good People
  • Good Things
  • Home Life
  • I Spy
  • Kitchenista
  • Newsflash
  • Shutterbug
  • Sketchbook
  • Special Delivery
  • Today
  • Worker Bee