I think it's so precious when your kids say something and you know that they've actually been listening to you because it's just like hearing yourself say that very same thing. Like just now I was having a massive coughing fit and Levi said, "If you're gonna vomit, you better get to the trash can!"
I have some pretty fantastic bodyguards today.
School pictures came home today. (We don't need any retakes, unlike last year.) It took me some time to notice this, even after they were both home. I sent them in today in the same clothes they were wearing in their pictures. Both of them. I didn't know the pictures were coming home… Continue reading We’re So Meta
I have loved watching the relationship my kids have with their grandparents. When I was born, I had two living grandparents, and one died three months later. So while he got to hold his youngest grandchild (there were no more after me), I don't remember him at all. The last remaining grandparent died when I… Continue reading Anticipation
Things My Children Do Not Understand Why it is not okay for them to wrestle under my desk while I am working. What "work" is. Yes, Facebook is on the computer, too, but it is not the same thing. This is a hard truth. Mostly for me. That coffee is required before a paper airplane… Continue reading It’s a Mystery
Hello, friends. I've been pretty quiet lately, I know. I haven't felt up to writing much. There are so many things piling up that need to be done, not the least of which is laundry. But other things, too. Thank you notes left unwritten; newly inherited possessions left unsorted. And I am sad, comprehensively and nearly… Continue reading Sorrows