Monthly Archives: January 2012

Monkey see… monkey do. God help us.

We have officially arrived at that (awful?) (adorable?) place where Zachary is repeating and mimicking much of what we say and do. In other words, now is a good time to stop saying and doing rude, stupid, or otherwise off-color … Continue reading

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Everything I need to know I learned on Pinterest…

Because I needed another time suck, one of my former students, whom I now call a friend, introduced me to the wonder that is Pinterest. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you need to immediately go to http://www.Pinterest.com and … Continue reading

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This was not in the brochure.

—I came downstairs to find Cocoa Krispies everywhere. I asked Jackson what happened, and he told me, “I was starving so I dumped it out on the ottoman and ate it like a chicken.“– This was a recent post on … Continue reading

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From awe to envy… in 19 short months

When Zac was first born, on June 10th, 2010, I was truly awed by him. How tiny and delicate he was. How beautiful his miniature features were. How I could see bits and pieces of Newman and me in those … Continue reading

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Because he’s a boy.

Calling all mothers of boys! This one’s for you. (Because girls are icky.) “It’s her age.” My mother’s answer to every silly, stupid, messy, ridiculous, ill-chosen move or decision we ever made. And there were many over the years for … Continue reading

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Act your age, will ya?

Dearest members of the general public without toddlers, Please stop expecting adult behavior out of my 19 month old. He acts his age. He is 30 pounds of non-stop, into everything, jabbering, squealing, mess-making, precocious energy. And I wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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When #2 is the #1 thing on his mind…

I very rarely write about poop… because it leaves too much room for pun. (Crappy pun at that.) Seee? But I’m breaking the rule today because it seems to be a fresh fascination in my household. At least with one … Continue reading

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Warning… this is only a test.

[Alternate title–> “SOLs: It means what you think it does”] This morning I get the thrilling, chilling, coffee spilling task of proctoring the ever-dreaded, state-mandated Standards of Learning test for English 11– affectionately termed the SOL. I assure you wholeheartedly, … Continue reading

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Vegas, baby! Vegas!

Five years ago today, I walked down the “aisle” at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada and married my best friend. Not in that cheesy “you complete me” kind of way, but like for real. He finds … Continue reading

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Learning life lessons while playing hooky…

Today I used an age old tactic to get what I wanted. Peer pressure. I am proud to report that, at nearly 30, it still works like a charm. The conversation went something like this: Me: Hey, what are you … Continue reading

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