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First Kid

Sasha has been Violet’s imaginary friend since she was 2.  Imagine her surprise when she saw Sasha Obama on the cover of a magazine.  Today we watched Sasha watching her daddy become president. Whatever else you may say about today (and it has already been said, much better than I could) Barack Obama is a […]

NOT ENOUGH COFFEE by C Lifford (based on a true story)

Scene: early morning. kitchen. Harried MOM attempts to cut bagel while hysterically screaming young children fight over a yellow balloon. DAUGHTER (shrieking) He wants my balloon!!! MOM (tersely) You have two balloons.  Stop screaming.  Share. SON (shrieking) MOM (frustratedly hacking at bagel with knife) Stop screaming right now or the balloons go away. SON & […]

18 month checkup

18 month checkup

(Yes, he’s really 21 months.  Poor second child.) weight: 26 lbs  height: 34″  (both around 50th%) Graham-lish: replaced by toddlerese (“Rawr-rawr bite… ‘fraid.”) voice: not unlike Kermit’s finally has a name for the most important person in his life:  La La (Violet) alphabet: obsessed idea of the perfect day:  eating while watching videos, clutching Nunu […]

not so bloggy

not so bloggy

I just haven’t had the urge to blog.  What I have had the urge to do is curl up on the couch and watch Dr. Who episodes for 3 solid days.  I’ve been trying to figure out why.  (I mean, aside from the fact that parents of young children are not allowed to do that.  […]