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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The Necklace

June 7, 2012

I remember being small and snuggling up to her lap, fingering her squishy chest and long gold necklace.  She would give me a squeeze and shrug her shoulders as she smiled, and I knew I was safe and loved. When I graduated from college she gave me a little wrapped box.  Inside was her...
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Home At Last

June 4, 2012

I haven’t been writing much, lately.  With each passing week I have a new excuse explanation. I really need to prep that soil.  or Today I am running errands. or It’s too hard to write with Hayden around. or I am so busy with Arthur, now. But the real reason I haven’t been writing...
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