Category Archives: Children

This moment, indeed

Bigs are in bed listening to the story “The Dragonling” on iPod, Grif pumped full of antibiotics and ibuprofen to ease his strep. Grandma noticed that my wife’s car wasn’t in the driveway at 7pm and came over to spell … Continue reading

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This moment, indeed

Bigs are in bed listening to the story “The Dragonling” on iPod, Grif pumped full of antibiotics and ibuprofen to ease his strep. Grandma noticed that my wife’s car wasn’t in the driveway at 7pm and came over to spell … Continue reading

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Shadows

Lord help me, my youngest son’s life is going to be forgotten in a swirl of sleeplessness, multitasking and memory loss. He deserves to have a record of his life too! He is, as of today, afraid of “shadows”. And … Continue reading

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Sleeping

I don’t want to forget that his hair is stuck in curls today thanks to a liberal application of condensed milk. Sweet in so many ways. My boy.

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Hat

My great aunt Margaret knit this variegated blue and purple hat when she lived in a studio apartment in Miami Beach. We visited her when I was seven. She was OLD, and smelled odd, and it was awful, interminable, and … Continue reading

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Operation Good Behavior, day 1

In an attempt to help the five and a half year old have better impulse control at school while sitting next to his other control-impaired buddies and doing fine motor work, I decided he needs to arrive physically exhausted. It’s … Continue reading

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Peewee in training

Truman is keen to do all the things his siblings do. Having just turned two, he is ready to learn to skate. Margie had him out on the ice a few times this past season, and he really liked it. … Continue reading

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Game on!

This looks like my two kids working out a set of rules and playing a respectful calm game on their own before school. Clearly the bodysnatchers came for them in the night. It is such a rarity that when they … Continue reading

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Joking

“A frog and a snake walked into a bar…” The Bigs have been telling jokes of late, and doing magic tricks. The creativity and maturity are blowing my mind. Numbing my brain, too, because, well, Knock Knock simply isn’t my … Continue reading

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Monster

Red flannel, polka dot fabric, and a couple of worn-through knees. I can’t wait to surprise my beloved boy tomorrow morning with his new fab jeans. Mornings are hard for him lately, and transitions are worse. This will hopefully bring … Continue reading

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