Michael Hilleigh

Dec 13, 2019

12 min read

A popular 1980s school cliché was the assignment of “parenting an egg” as a project. In some schools it was a 5 pound sack of flour. If there was any debate whether it was to be an egg, versus a five pound sack of flour, that debate was settled the minute I darkened the door of my middle school: “Have a klutz like Hilleigh walking around with a sack of flour for two weeks? No way!” So it was to be an egg. A hard boiled one at that. The school needed a yolky, runny mess almost as much as they needed mysterious…