This morning everyone left the house. It’s been a while. But Alex and Julia were surprisingly cooperative about going back to daycare. Maybe they were looking forward to playing with kids other than each other. Of course, the morning never runs without a little bump or two. Julia was being mildly ornery while I wasContinue reading “Know Thyself”
I’m home again. Julia’s still not able to go in to daycare, and Alex cried so much at the thought of going to daycare that I caved and told him he could stay home one more day. But I’ve got them working for me today, just to keep them busy and to prevent them fromContinue reading “It’s Getting Old”
"Mommy, open the fridge and give me an ice cube so I can put it down Daddy’s pants because he put an ice cube in my underpants!"
Well…Sid’s not going to last much longer. It’s been warming up, and a little while ago I noticed him leaning backwards, gazing beseechingly at the sky, wondering about the meaning of his all-too-brief existence. I just looked out again. His head has fallen off. I don’t know why, but I sort of find the wholeContinue reading “Forty Three Degrees”
Two weeks ago we had a tiny bit of snow one morning. I was buckling the kids into their car seats, and Alex was singing his version of Frosty’s theme song: Frosty, the snowman, wid a happy, jolly soap, wid a conconpine an a buddin nose and two eyes made out of cold… I wentContinue reading “Happy, Jolly Soap”
…we’re home today. Again. I was home for chunks of the week last week – Julia had a fever and a double ear infection (which probably was partly responsible for the fever, but we didn’t know about the ear infection til we brought her to the Dr because she just never complains about her ears,Continue reading “Mediator”
YAY! I had opened a Flickr account a while back and finally got around to getting some pictures uploaded and adding the badge to this blog (it’s to your right, by the way). It was so easy. (It’s the little things, you know.) Anyway…I don’t have a lot on there yet – but oh, theContinue reading “Another Step Forward”
After a balmy start to winter, we’ve been finally having, for the last few weeks, actual cold, winter weather. Until today. Today it shot up to 53 F or so…before that it’s been hovering around freezing or way below. No snow – just ice and freezing rain. Not a lot of fun for the kidsContinue reading “Caring and Sharing”