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I want it to be said that when reciting the litany of things-that-I-will-and-will-not-do that every misguided new mother maintains, I never once said that I would not resort to cheap bribery to gain compliance. I may have been overly optimistic, but I was not deluded, even in the clutches of brain-clouding mommy-hormones. I also stated […]


Posted at: May 28th, 2008 - 10:40 am - Number of Comments » 11

My aspiring folk singer:

It isn’t his greatest rendition, but what can you expect of a command performance before breakfast when you have a tank engine up your shirt? I suspect he was humoring me.


Posted at: May 23rd, 2008 - 2:36 pm - Number of Comments » 4

I am NOT a graceful person. My accident prone nature is almost legendary amongst my friends, and a source of endless amusement to my husband. I strongly suspect this is why he married me. I am cheap entertainment of the slapstick variety. I am constantly sporting a bruise, cut or burn from some sort of […]


Posted at: May 21st, 2008 - 4:03 pm - Number of Comments » 4

My friends, Charlotte and Ray and their two very well behaved girls were visiting us for a “project weekend” this past weekend. There was a TON of sewing done, and some Guitar Hero (you can guess respectively which halves of the couple were responsible for what). At one point there was the inevitable supply run. […]


Posted at: May 19th, 2008 - 3:04 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I just got home last night from a business trip. The trip out was uneventful, and everything at the site went smoothly, leaving me with a few hours to kill before my flight home. The earlier flights were all booked up, so I settled in with the Nintendo to while away the time, trying not […]


Posted at: May 15th, 2008 - 4:02 pm - Number of Comments » 2

I loved it when my son started to talk.  He is not normally a whiny “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy” kind of kid, so talking meant that I got to hear what was going on in his little head (endlessly fascinating), and figure out the causes of the few attacks of frustration that he does have (most […]


Posted at: May 10th, 2008 - 7:20 am - Number of Comments » 7

Hard to tell which is sweeter – the girl or the flowers. The beautiful girl is Harry’s cousin – my sister Jennifer’s daughter – amongst the lilacs at the Highland Park Lilac Festival in my hometown; over 500 varieties of fragrant spring goodness. The smell of lilacs always makes me a tiny bit homesick for […]


Posted at: May 9th, 2008 - 10:32 am - Number of Comments » 4

As an adult, this is horribly embarrassing, but I am almost beside myself with impatience. I am taking a little weekend trip in September, and I can’t wait. I bought my son tickets for a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine. Nashville is the closest place that he will be coming, so September 6 was […]


Posted at: May 7th, 2008 - 11:27 am - Number of Comments » 5

One thing I am proud of, in one of those stupid “look at what a good mommy I am” ways, is that I do make a concerted effort to expose Harry to a bit of culture at a level somewhere above Thomas the Tank Engine videos on the tube. Okay, so I will admit that […]


Posted at: May 5th, 2008 - 1:08 pm - Number of Comments » 6

Yesterday my son discovered the sweetener packets on the restaurant table in IHOP. “I want a blue one!” “No, honey, the blue one is not good for little boys.  You can have a white one.” Three minutes, two white packets, and one sticky, sparkly, granulated toddler finger later… “Mommy, these, THESE ARE GOOD for little […]


Posted at: May 2nd, 2008 - 12:46 pm - Number of Comments » 2