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Crash Bang:  the theme of the day

Crash Bang: the theme of the day

We’re used to crash bang around here. I’m always breaking something, Graham is always banging various objects together, Violet is always crashing through the house, our cat (the least graceful feline on the planet) is always knocking something over. So when we were rear-ended yesterday Violet merely wondered aloud, “What fell, Mommy?” Graham didn’t seem […]

My plan is coming together...

My plan is coming together…

…you know the one where I have children who will be my minions and do my bidding? Well, I have successfully trained Violet to get up and turn on the coffee maker before waking us up. This took just shy of 3 years to accomplish. Yes, there is an auto-timer on the coffee machine. Shut […]

the pinkeye, she is an admirable foe

the pinkeye, she is an admirable foe

Yes, all members of our family have been struck down. Rob was the last to succumb. This morning he had to decide: call in sick the first full week of work at his new job? or pass the plague on to his new co-workers? He reluctantly stayed home. For me, the past few weeks I […]

My eyes! My eyes!

My eyes! My eyes!

That’s right. Violet shared her conjunctivitis and cold with me. Niiiice. Now I look like someone punched me in the eyes. The good news is that I can put the medicine in myself and I don’t need someone to sit on my torso, pinning my arms while clamping my forehead down and peeling open my […]

Snotty New Year

Snotty New Year

The one thing Violet managed to share with Graham is this cold. It’s his first. Of course we didn’t realize exactly how sick he was before we dragged him out for a New Year’s Eve celebration and a birthday party on New Year’s Day. Best parents ever. We do apologize to anyone our kid snotted […]