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Parenting Imperfect

November 9, 2013

A Halloween message to my future self


Or so he tells me. I’m not a gamer, mostly because I have no time.

As for me, I did what I do every year, which is plan to be the Queen of England because we already have the corgi, then fail to follow through, even though I do have a tiara close at hand. You have your traditions and I have mine.

Finally, now that I’m thinking about it, future self, how about you a) buy and b) carve pumpkins in 2014. Plus, it wouldn’t be too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving.

By the time you read this, future self, it will already be too late to get that heritage turkey. Maybe you should leave a note for future-future self to plan better for 2015.

Adrienne Martini is a freelance writer, instructor at the State University College at Oneonta, mom to Maddy and Cory, wife to Scott, and author of “Sweater Quest.” Her columns can be found at




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