Category Archives: My Cute Kid

A Vacation Day.

I love my kid SO much, but the summers are hard for us: we really seem to struggle, relationship-wise. We fight a lot. A LOT. He wants no rules or boundaries around his computer use, for example, and we are … Continue reading

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Gamer Kid.

Owen really, really, REALLY likes video games. He went through a massive Minecraft phase a while ago, which I justified was okay because it was actually teaching him life skills and he was creating things, and, in survival mode, was … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Snow Days.

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ********** Old Man Winter decided to show up last week, in the form of what feels like nonstop snow since last … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Analyzing Broadway.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** My current car playlist: the soundtrack from the Broadway show “Kinky Boots.” I saw the show a few years ago … Continue reading

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My Sports Kid.

I don’t remember what year Owen got his first baseball glove; it was Father’s Day, though, because we took Jeff to Dick’s Sporting Goods after going out to breakfast… and Owen left with a new baseball glove. I vividly remember … Continue reading

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Summer Reading.

Owen is not really a reader. At least, not the kind of reader I was at his age. As soon as I realized that there were words everywhere, and I could actually understand them, I became a voracious reader. I … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMonday: Exorcising Demons.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) *********** On Saturday afternoon, when the painting was (finally!) all done, I started putting together Owen’s new furniture set. By myself. … Continue reading

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A Silly Poem.

I missed #MicroblogMonday yesterday – was a hectic day. But I’m posting this anyway, because Owen said I could. (He’s totally into writing poems right now – an activity which I fully admit makes my heart happy.)   A Silly … Continue reading

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Night Time.

O slept dreadfully when he was a baby – I think the first time he gave us a full night of sleep was when he was about 18 months old. But as sleep deprived as I was, there was something … Continue reading

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Week One.

It’s Friday, which means I made it through my first week of the new gig. It’s been good AND bad. Mostly good, I think. Hard. Tiring. But good. Because I don’t have a lot of bandwidth to think, and I’m … Continue reading

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