Tag Archives: parents

Love tickets

“I wish I were zero years old so I didn’t have to know that happened,” J said when he learned about the Titanic, bringing home a picture book about it from the school library. The two of us were drinking … Continue reading

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Growing down

The other day I found my shoe hanging from the door (see picture below), which made me laugh out loud because it had been one of those days—the kind where you jam a toe on the baby gate so hard … Continue reading

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Where to go from here

The morning after election day, I find Baby C standing up in his crib for the very first time—I am so shocked to come into the room and find him upright in his little blue sleep sack, tiny hands gripping … Continue reading

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Babies are crazy

It was a big month for us – we moved, found out the gender of our baby, and J had his first experience with death at his great, great uncle’s funeral. I tried to explain Uncle D’s death the best … Continue reading

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All that needed to be said

When we told J he was going to be a big brother, it was dusk at the beach and the little guy sat in my lap staring at the ocean, a tiny flicker in his eyes, the rest of his … Continue reading

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Everybody’s story

When J is in a mischievous mood, he asks,  “Do people like it when I tow their car with a tow truck while they’re sitting in it? Do they?”  He cracks himself up with: “Spanks-a-dang-dang birds spank themselves on the … Continue reading

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