Monthly Archives: November 2008

It’s time for Christmas

And I mean now. Thanksgiving is finished. We had a different experience this year. Instead of bingeing on massive quantities of hot white buttered carbs and pie, we served some families from town at a friend’s restaurant. It was not as crowded as we had hoped (and she had expected) so there was plenty of […]

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Tonight

Scott comes home from Ecuador! I’m glad he’s had a great trip. We haven’t talked much, between a ridiculously busy week in North America and pricy cell rates in South America. But texting is so great (even if it takes half a day to appear sometimes) and Skype is a little miracle right in my […]

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They Say…

Among other things, “they” say that time flies, especially when it comes to kids growing up. It struck me today in a moment of pondering (that’s what I call it when the house is quiet — otherwise all my moments are of either listening or avoiding) that next year, I will have a kid entering […]

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Overextended

Can I be overextended even when we don’t really do anything? It is possible. I have a pretty firm rule that each kid can only do one extra-curricular at a time (mainly for budget reasons, but also for sanity) and we usually keep life fairly in control. But there are hours (last night, for instance) […]

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Agent thingies

So people who have agents say that the rest of us must-must have them too. Is this like me telling everyone that the Gruyere cheese from Costco is ridiculously superior to gruyere cheese anywhere else? Just because I like it, you should like it, too? Maybe. But today an agent told me I should have […]

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BookTalk

My preschooler and I just snuck in (okay, walked in, brazenly uninvited) to our elementary school to hear adorable author Brad Wilcox talk to first and second graders about how to write their own stories. He said (with actions that unfortunately I can’t replicate here) writing is discovering what’s inside you, getting it out, and […]

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Five-year-old Boys

I love five-year-old boys. And the ones that are almost five, and to tell you the truth, I rather liked them when they were three, and two… Case in point: Matthew has his buddy Dallen over today, and they are listening to Sandra Boynton’s second best CD “Dog Train” (see also “Philadelphia Chickens” and “Blue […]

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Being the Mom

So the thing about being the Mom is that no matter what else needs to get done, Momming trumps it all. If I need to write and Matthew needs to read his Star Wars book, we read Star Wars. If dinner burns while I’m helping with piano or violin practice, so be it. Crispy dinner. […]

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