8:27 a.m.: A Salute to Our Newest Three-Year-Old

Dear Gabbie, Dude…you’re three!  Go ahead–we’ll give you a minute to figure out how to show people on your fingers.*  You can even start over, as you requested yesterday.  We’ll wait. What will  not, and did not, wait, though, was 8:27 a.m. this morning, at which point you officially turned the three.  In keeping with(…)

In Which I Will NOT be Depressed by the Internet

So, I’ve been flarging about for a post topic for a few days, and I contemplated and then discarded several other options (stories about my kids, a book I read, more complaining about politics and/or gender–you know, the usual), but none of it really stuck.  I usually start with one good line or one good(…)

“Princess” Is NOT a Viable Career Option

Le sigh.  Upfront?  I’m about to read way to much into something AGAIN.  It’s just…  Well, here: Gabbie, dragging one of Jon’s OD school text books into the living room: I’m going to weed dis book. Me: Cool, go for it. Gabbie (flips through pages for about thirty seconds): Okay, I’m awl done. Me: Awesome.  So(…)

Lost Teeth and Other Stories

Well, I already totally broke that New Year’s resolution, huh?  Sigh.  I’m trying really, really hard to feel very, very guilty about it, but…no.  Not working.  I’ve been quite busy planning trips and organizing the girls’ stuff for Valentine’s Day and generally trying not to lose my mind, so there just wasn’t time.  However, as(…)