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All Christmasy

All Christmasy

It’s official. Becoming a parent of a kid (as opposed to a baby or toddler) has squelched my bah humbug tendencies. We’re having more fun blending our old holiday childhood traditions, and finding new ones. It really is the furthest thing from store-bought or contrived. Since Violet doesn’t quite understand the passage of time, she […]

Why I am enjoying a cup of hot tea.

Why I am enjoying a cup of hot tea.

The highs and lows of the past 24 hours: High: My mom watches Graham so I can spend 2 hours at Target by myself. Can’t find much on my list, but still… TWO HOURS BY MYSELF. Then we meet for Violet’s Christmas program. Her class is brain-crushingly cute, but kind of looses focus after about […]

Long Island

Long Island

This may have been our best plane ride yet. The kids were (nearly) perfect. Maybe Violet is just getting older or we’re just realizing that we can’t strap her into a seat for hours on end. (Loads of standing, laying, walking, sitting on the floor, etc.) We arrived on Long Island where the kids were […]

quiet time

quiet time

It’s supposed to be “quiet time” (my only break of the day) but right now I’m listening to my kids scream. They’re keeping each other up. Actually, Violet is just calling me. Loudly. Graham is screaming like someone is poking out his eyeballs. He’s fine, it’s just that the second nap of the day is […]

stockings

stockings

I feel sorry for anyone who has lame Christmas stockings. My Grammy made me and my brother giant felt stockings when we were kids. (Please note the groovy 70’s colors.) Joe’s depicted some kind of funky boot with toes sticking out of the bottom. Santa could pack a lot of loot in those things. Poor […]