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How to ruin a perfectly good Saturday in 8 easy steps!

plan for 11 weeks to get the kids out of the house all morning (this has not happened since Graham was born) decide to finish a home improvement project (the kitchen has needed painting since the flood of ’05) come down with the stomach flu spend 10 minutes painting — 10 minutes in the bathroom […]

blame

blame

One of my readers recently said to me, “Poor Violet.  She gets blamed for everything.”  I was shocked and dismayed.  Is that what people who don’t see us often, but read this page, really think?  Do I really blame her for everything?  Am I scaring her for life? And so I started down that road […]

Twittering with Violet

Twittering with Violet

Our ThenVioletSaid Twitter account has slowed down considerably.  That is not to say she talks less.  Oh no.  In fact, she talks so much more, I can’t usually fit the conversation into a tweet. In any case, here is a sampling of Violet-isms from the past few months.  Back by popular demand: I bet my […]

the boy

the boy

There is no way to describe how awesome this kid is.  But I’d better try because the Terrible Twos and Theatrical Threes are fast approaching.  I know he can’t possibly be this easy-going, happy, sweet and affectionate forever.  For now I’m enjoying him waking up laughing, cheering at every request, entertaining himself, randomly bestowing kisses […]