Category Archives: Thing 3

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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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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Waiting for the bus

The boys love to shovel the path with grandpa while we wait for the bus. I drink my coffee while holding the leash of our newest, and third, dog so he acclimated to our family and its rhythms.

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Self-cleaning Baby

Now, when Truman says, “I want tubby, Mommy” I’ll know to move a little faster. By the time I finished what I was doing he was in the tub, stopper in place, filling it with hot water. In his PJs … Continue reading

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To infinity and beyond

You know how in the Little Bear book he makes a hat that sends him to the moon? After one reading of that story little Truman plunked a greasy popcorn bag on his head and announced that hiya helmet was … Continue reading

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Two!

I keep meaning to update all the folks who aren’t FB friends. We are back from the Caribbean, where we had as close to an idyllic two weeks of vacation as is possible with three kids six and under, one … Continue reading

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BOA!

Having the older sister he does means that when he spotted this display he ran to it squealing “BOA! BOA!” and with that one action brightened three entire aisles of churlish holiday shoppers. I had a hard time getting him … Continue reading

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