This is Net. 

This afternoon, my daughter and I played a friendly game of, Let’s Spread Out That Net We Found at the Dumps Today and See How Big It Is! 

For better or worse, we don’t have trash service. The up side is that we find treasures occasionally. I’ve been wanting some netting to prop up the hops plants. I brought this net home from the dumps in the truck. It was heavy. 

We spread it out on the lawn. It was surprisingly great in size.

Zanimal pretended she was a giant squid. I caught her in my net. She was delighted. 


No tricks of the camera; this net is big! Bigger than our whole yard in Madison. 

There were several holes in it. The holes were mended with quick connectors and ropes. Zanimal collected all of the quick connectors. (The hops won’t care if there are holes.) 

She gathered them together and tied them around her waist with a rope. 

Now she’s trying to sell all of the quick connectors back to me, fifty cents each. I told her I didn’t have any cash. Bad Assed Husband backed me up, 

“It’s true,” he said. “We’re living in a post-cash society.” 

I appreciated that. Solidarity is important when parenting. 

Shoshanah Marohn
Shoshanah Lee Marohn is sometimes using the nickname/ pen name Shana Lee, because it is much less complicated, and easier to spell.

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