Parenting

Still and Quiet

July 24, 2012

Coolness seeps in through the open window bringing a welcomed chill after another hot day.  I pull  up the blanket and turn over, comforted by knowing all is still and quiet. What seems like moments later I am brought from a dream by a bright light and a whistling sound. Damned birds. I shut...
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Dear Diary, It’s Me, Hayden.

July 17, 2012

Today Mommy cried because there was lots of fussing.  She is always telling me the same thing, and I don’t like that.  This morning she told me no running or jumping or water play at school because of my bobos, and I didn’t like that so I had tears. Mommy made me the kind...
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Blood-Stained Clothes and Tear-Stained Cheeks

July 16, 2012
Blood-Stained Clothes and Tear-Stained Cheeks

Yesterday, my heart broke into tiny pieces. After a week of being sick (again), Hayden woke up Sunday fever-free and feeling good. Sunday afternoon, he fell on the driveway and busted up his little, angelic face. We now have blood-stained clothes and tear-stained cheeks, but this morning he is in good spirits.  Hopefully I...
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A Momentary Lapse of Parenting

July 12, 2012

Scott: “I thought kids weren’t supposed to get sick in the summer.” Me: “Uh, what about last summer do you not remember?” Summer sickness sucks, but there is one teeny good part.  When my child lays on the sofa watching television for ten hours I can do a lot of things between popcicles pillow...
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Tuesday’s List

July 10, 2012

This kid doesn’t just rebound, he soars.  After forty-eight hours of antibiotics he was pacing up and down the kitchen, following me from room to room, and yapping away the entire time.  Animal noises, loud singing, story telling, you name it. I don’t think he has been awake and quiet for more than five...
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A Family Vacation Without Rides, Characters, or Parades.

July 9, 2012
A Family Vacation Without Rides, Characters, or Parades.

When I was sixteen years old everyone went to the REM concert.  Everyone but me because I went to Disneyland with my family.  Did I mention that I was sixteen? Disneyland with parents, a four year old, and an eleven year old was just that.  NOT COOL.  Although, admittedly, that trip made for some...
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Mac and Cheese Is Sort of Like Mother-Son Therapy

June 26, 2012

I don’t know how you working moms do it.  And by working moms I mean those with a paying job.  Because we all know that we are all working. Today seemed like one long series of complaints.  It began with crying in bed (our bed, I might add) followed by verbal disapproval of the...
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Tuesday’s List

June 19, 2012

Poor little Hayden has a fever.  And a sore throat.  I knew something was wrong this morning when he wasn’t acting cute or funny.  But last week he was full of wit and charm, so here is the latest Tuesday’s List. Hotel managers are very important. I don’t thing that’s a very good place...
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It Is Hard To Be Brave, When You’re Only a Very Small Animal.

June 18, 2012

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” Almost twenty years ago I received a birthday card from an old friend with the cutest picture of Pooh and Piglet and this quote.  I don’t think I...
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No List Needed

May 22, 2012

There was no point in doing a Tuesday’s List this week because Hayden only says three things now. I know that. I already know that. You already told me that. After feeding him pigs ‘n the blanket for dinner and listening to his smarty-pantsness all day, I was really starting to feel like a...
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Adoption Wasn’t Supposed To Involve a Baby

May 16, 2012
Adoption Wasn’t Supposed To Involve a Baby

Nobody told me that I could become a dog lover fall in love with this dog.  His ears, his facial expressions, the way he snuggles in his “bed” all afternoon, and the way he leaps around like a little deer in the backyard. Also?  Nobody told me that no  matter how old the dog...
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We’ve Decided To Adpot

May 9, 2012
We’ve Decided To Adpot

Those of you who have been with me for awhile know of what we had to go through before we decided to stop trying to have another child.  It was a tough decision, only in that it took us so long to realize what was right for us.  We won’t (and probably can’t) have...
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Frye’s Might Give Me Diarrhea

May 4, 2012

Mommy, can we go to Frye’s again someday? Yes, someday. Can we go to Frye’s today? No, we don’t need anything from Frye’s. They have snacks there, too. Yes, they have snacks for when we get desperate. We got Goldfish there. And I got to eat Goldfish the whole way home. Yes, I remember....
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Tuesday’s List

May 1, 2012

Do we really need an introduction?  Okay, fine.  For the several hundred new readers I get each week who don’t know about Tuesday’s list, it is a list of some of the things my son said in the past week.  The older he gets, the more wise and entertaining he becomes. “Wipe me penis,...
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