Hello, lovely readers! I'm having a fantastic day. My baby boy, the one who brings me fistfuls of leaves every day, snuggles up to me whenever I sit anywhere, and has literally written me so many love letters that we can't keep paper in the house for more than a week, has just turned six.
I want to warn you, before you read any further, that this will not be my typical, dumb humor post. I won't be telling you some sarcastic, relatable story about a time that my kids did something aggravating, then toss in some "funny" so that you can walk away with the feeling that this is all normal, lighthearted stuff. If you want to maintain the illusion that my life is perhaps a bit chaotic, certainly full of hard work, but at the end of the day we can all hug it out like an "aw shucks" moment on a family sitcom, you should probably stop reading now.
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There should be a nursing mom superhero who busts out of her shirt Incredible Hulk style when it's time to feed the baby. The Hooter Hider could be her cape. Someday I want to visit the Land of Missing School Supplies so that I can sneak into the pen and pencil huts that the trolls there … Continue reading 14 Things I Thought You Should Know
OK, I'm kind of cribbing Justin Halpern and his hilarious Twitter feed. But I think you'll find this post a little cleaner than that [bleep] his dad says. 🙂 Public embrassement is a requirement of childhood [Scene: Shopping at Target, within earshot of several customers.] Sophia (at 3 years old): Mommmmmmyyyyy!! My numma hurts! Emma … Continue reading Stuff My Kids Say
If you’re anything like me, when your kids were little, you pored over all those child development books searching for signs that your baby was “advanced.” “Did you hear that? She just said, ‘Ba ba ba!’ That’s a consonant sound! She’s making consonant sounds at five months and eighteen days and she’s not supposed to … Continue reading Under-Celebrated Milestones
With Halloween approaching, I thought it a good time to explore the subject of fear. As in, that immobilizing tightness I get in my chest in response to completely rational, empirically terrifying things, like the porch light coming on. My oh-so-patient husband (who will be fitted for his shining armor on our next anniversary), valiantly … Continue reading I’m a big, blubbering, scaredy-cat baby…and my kids are getting there.