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Reflections On Time

May 9, 2011

They say that time heals all wounds, but this is not true.  Time changes our responses, our vulnerability, our ability to see things from a different angle.  But the wound is always there. I have had two miscarriages this year, one at 8 weeks, another at 13.  Each was difficult, and I still have...
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Red Thing White Thing

May 6, 2011
Red Thing White Thing

One of Hayden’s new favorite thing is, “Tell me a story.” The story cannot be just any story.  No made up nonsense about superheros or princes. The story must be true.  As for the subject matter, he has preferences, first choice being a story about me when I was a baby.  Or a little...
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Easter Bunnies Are Still Skeery

April 24, 2011
Easter Bunnies Are Still Skeery

We managed to avoid encounters with monster bunnies this year, and it’s a good thing because last year’s Easter Bunny sighting weirded me out just as much as it did Hayden.  In case you missed reading about it or have successfully forgotten, I am reposting it.  Because I am thoughtful like that.  Plus, I...
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Tuesday’s List

April 19, 2011

Those of you who regularly read The Sweetest know the drill.  For those of you who are newcomers, I have a funny little boy.   Or at least I think so and I like to pass along some of the tidbits of our conversations.  Here are some of the things Hayden said this week that...
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Ticking Walls, a Rite of Passage, and Creepy Future SciFi

March 18, 2011

You know the sound your car makes when you put it in park and turn off the engine?  The little tick-tick-click sound of the metal cooling down?  The walls in our guest bedroom make those sounds.  I would know because that’s where I have been sleeping all week as I anguished in a bed...
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Because One Trip Wasn’t Enough

March 8, 2011
Because One Trip Wasn’t Enough

I went back to the ER Sunday night.  I thought they might be missing me.  But, even though I saw some of the same nurses who were there on Friday night, and I was still wearing the exact same clothes, they didn’t remember me.  Hmph! This time it wasn’t all about me- we went...
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Speaking Of Boobies…

March 2, 2011

Hayden is almost three and a half, and his enthusiasm for human anatomy is growing as rapidly as he is.  Why, just the other day he felt compelled to ask me if his pediatrician had a penis.  And if the female pediatrician in the office had a vulva.  You know, just making sure.  At...
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Ugh.

February 21, 2011

I am sick.  With the popular virus.  All the cool moms have it- you know, the achy muscles, headache, and scratchy-sore throat. Just enough sickness to ruin my day, but not enough to warrant a visit to the doctor I don’t have. It started yesterday while my husband was out for a day of...
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A Second Chance

February 10, 2011

It must be the magic age.  Two and a half. That is when we started trying again. When I started to think Okay.  Maybe I can handle doing it a second time. Because it can’t be harder than the first round (my baby gave me colic). I also view it as a second chance....
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Looks Aren’t Everything

January 20, 2011

I have an aversion to all things dirty.  Well, not all things dirty (*wink*), but things like dirty floors, stoves, and counter tops. I also have an aversion to all things ugly.  Like fluorescent lighting and tacky soap pumps.  So when makers of home improvement products started bringing sexy back into toilet cleaning, I...
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Somebody To Scream At

January 17, 2011

After my son was born, he cried. He screamed at the top of his lungs in the operating room, and again in the recovery room, and again in our room-in hospital room.  Everyone remarked on how “strong” he was.  The didn’t-help-a-damn-bit lactation consultant said my son was working out his aggression about the birth. ...
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The Devil Made Me Do It

January 5, 2011

Write this post, that is. I am a clean freak and always have been.  Before becoming a mother, when I actually had time to properly clean, I was known to scrub baseboards on hands and knees. Clean the blades of ceiling fans.  Vacuum at least twice a week. So when my bottle-sucking baby became...
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I Realized I Am Not the Best Parent Ever.

December 31, 2010

When Hayden hit about 18 months old, all of the other toddlers we knew started exhibiting Terrible Two’s behavior.  Tantrums, fussy eating, resisting bed time, and the like.  We just pat ourselves on the back because Hayden, after being a high-needs baby, had really mellowed out.  We didn’t see any of the horrid behavior...
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It’s All Or Nothing

December 14, 2010

So, after enduring three days of extreme throat pain, difficulty eating, fever, aches and chills, I found myself in the emergency room.  Since I am all about cost effective, preventative medicine.  Ehem. Diagnosis?  Strep throat.  I left with many prescription medications, one of which put me into a blissful state of tolerance as I...
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