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Being Ready To Say Goodbye Doesn’t Mean It Is Easy

April 16, 2012

When the car pulled up and the young couple got out, I had almost forgotten. “C’mon Hayden!  Let’s go show them the rocking chair!” Being the good sport and instant friend-maker that he is, Hayden showed them the rocking chair, and since they loved that he assumed they’d love all of his stuff.  He...
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Must. Have. Eggs.

April 9, 2012

Lesson learned from Easter: Hayden only likes Eggie Weggies (defined as scrambled eggs). Hayden does not like hard-boiled eggs. Nor does he like egg salad. Fortunately, I love making and eating egg salad and am fixated on when I can get my next helping. Must. Make. More. Egg. Salad. – – – – –...
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Tuesday’s List

April 3, 2012

Can I watch TV? After school can I watch a show? Daaaddy, Mommy said I can watch TWO episodes of Olivia!  You get the idea.  My son is concerned with his next TV show likes it his last meal, so much that his little shows haunt me in my sleep (I woke up this...
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Maybe We’re Stuck With Camel Toes After All

April 2, 2012
Maybe We’re Stuck With Camel Toes After All

When I try on a pair of skinny jeans, I expect them to give me a camel toe. Not because that’s the look I’m after, but because nine times out of ten skinny jeans on a non-model equal encased sausage. Finding a pair of jeans that works is golden. My son, who is of...
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My Son Is Ready For College, But Not Kindergarten

March 21, 2012
My Son Is Ready For College, But Not Kindergarten

Although the youngest in the class, Hayden is thriving in Pre K.  He sits still and quiet for circle time.  He can write his name and obsessively asks me how to spell things.  He sings songs about the days of the week, marching ants, and silly things only a child can understand, and he...
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Tuesday’s List

March 20, 2012

Okay, seriously, this child does not stop talking.  Which makes for good blog fodder interesting rides in the car.  I am fortunate to have a verbal child who often makes me laugh and always makes me think.  Here are some of the things Hayden said this week. Remember when I was three? Well, me...
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Does the Dumbing Down of America Start With Our Children?

March 14, 2012

As usual, public education is in the news.  We complain about it, worry about, propose solutions to improve it, but the story is still a sad one. LA Unified has proposed yet another set of budget cuts.  This one would remove all art programs from elementary schools.  Sigh. The district is so bad off...
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What Do Lions, Angels, and the Three Stooges Have In Common?

March 8, 2012

Hello? Anybody here? I guess not, and that’s good because I’m not here, either.  I am over at Moms LA today, talking a little bit about my lionhearted, angel-faced boy and a lot about what makes him so.  If you are halfway interested in kids’ sports, activities for kids in LA, or the Three...
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Tuesday’s List

March 6, 2012

My child has officially become a little songbird.  He chirps along in his new big-boy carseat, chanting phonics ditties he learned at school and singing cartoon theme songs.  I love it almost as much as the funny things he says to me each day. I am going to marry Stella*, not Alyssa*. I suppose...
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Blame It On the Bugs

February 28, 2012
Blame It On the Bugs

Bugs have taken over my son’s bathroom.  And, coincidentally, his body. It began with a MISSED POOP Friday before school. Followed by a Friday night barfing. The kid never turns down “chiniladas” so I knew something was up.  In the car on the way home from the restaurant, “My neck hurts.”  Two minutes later,...
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Even the Science Kid Is Sick

February 8, 2012
Even the Science Kid Is Sick

Hayden has been down with a virus, but he was well enough to go back to school today.  This morning as I was preparing The Waffle and Honey my sort-of-patiently waiting son was chattering to himself when I heard, “Sick the Science Kid is brought to you by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.” This...
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That There Is a Little Fella

January 29, 2012
That There Is a Little Fella

I really don’t even have to think anymore to keep this blog going.  All I have to do is continue to serve as mother/washer/cook/cleaner/snuggler/driver/go-fish-player for my four year-old. In fact, just about everything he says or does is blog material, and not because I am one of those mommy bloggers who only writes about...
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I Don’t Have Any Covers

January 25, 2012

Today, like all days, at way-too-early After I’ve been up until way-too-late I hear the click-click-click Of Hayden turning off his night light Then comes the pat-pat-pat Of his flat little feet And he climbs into my bed with a smile But the sweet warm snuggle Quickly turns to a struggle With move your...
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Tuesday’s List

January 17, 2012

Yeah, I am a little late.  I think I’m entitled. I’ll bet it smells like cheap cigars. No, YOU get a time out! Mommy, I love you. What if Earf sounded like Yerf? Probably when I grow up I will have a mustache like Daddy because when boys grow up they usually have mustaches....
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