Tag Archives: toddler

Hold you

“Do spiders eat gingerbread?” J wanted to know the other day.  He said he was thinking about that because of a song from camp. Yes, this is the first year he is now old enough to be at a “summer … Continue reading

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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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Siddhartha’s messy love

When Baby C falls asleep on my chest, he’s this tiny nugget of warmth, breath puffing in and out, fuzzy little head, twitchy fingers, a smell of sweetness and earth and clouds that I could just curl up and inhale … Continue reading

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Inexplicable

It’s weird how time slows down when you are waiting for something as if we had any control over the speed in which it passes. But our internal sensations of how it moves really does change and right now, at … Continue reading

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I got you

Last week, the baby hadn’t turned yet, and this led me and my husband into a strange trust exercise that involved burning dried mugwart next to my pinky toes, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy called moxibustion. During my last appointment, … Continue reading

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Peppermint bark and dark thoughts

The holidays can be a strange time, and I have a history of getting especially panicky and engaging in bizarre behaviors, like the year I attempted to buy all of my holiday gifts in one fell swoop at Ross—a mountain … 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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