Booby Trap

Its been a while hasn’t it? I know it has been tremendously unfair to deprive you all of a fresh post.  It has been almost 2 months and unlike all of you, who have probably just been on vacation or something, I’ve been busy.  Boo hoo. Unfortunately, work has been very busy for me recently. 

The Year That Rocked

Today Chloe turns 3. Another year, another birthday.  Friday the 13th.  A lucky day indeed. I remember when we were in triage in the maternity ward a few hours before Chloe was born.  There was another mom-to-be a few curtains away.  I am pretty sure it was her first kid.  We were professionals at this

Thanks For Giving

Thanks for giving me the balled up piece of toilet paper…right after you wiped. Thanks for giving me that booger fresh out of your nose. Thanks for giving me this cold that won’t go away. Thanks for giving me that mostly-chewed piece of chicken straight from your mouth. Thanks for giving me that fart blast


At what point in your life does the concept of “friend” really start to matter? At what point in your life do you start recognizing the difference between a “friend” who is a familiar face in your classroom or neighborhood and a “friend” who you understand has similar interests and compatible play-styles; a “friend” who

A Long Time Ago…

…In a galaxy far, far away… You may or may not remember that I am a nerd.  I am happy and proud of this.  It suits me.  Obviously the jury is out on my daughters in that regard but based on what we currently know, it would probably be somewhat of a surprise if either

White or Brown

I know what you’re thinking:  Another post about Chinese Food Restaurants.  Nope. Julianna is absolutely in the “questioning everything” phase. Why? Because she wants to know how everything works and the reasons things happen. Why? Because she’s generally inquisitive and ultimately relentless.  Most if not all kids go through this phase I suspect. Because. Before

Daddy, Who’s Osama Bin Laden?

I often play out these types of questions in my head so I can be better prepared when the question actually arrives. I love how inquisitive kids are in general and so for the most part I welcome the questions but there are some (at varying levels of difficulty, seriousness, and potential awkwardness) that make

The Year That Was Too

Today, Chloe turns 2 years old. I can’t believe I have a 2 year old human being child daughter.  For the last month or so, she has not been asking when she wakes up: “is today my birthday?”  Why is that?  Her sister did leading up to her birthday. We have been celebrating birthdays in

The Year That Was

Today, Julianna turns 3 years old. I can’t believe I have a 3 year old human being child daughter.  For the last month or so, she has periodically been asking when she wakes up: “is today my birthday?”  Well, today the answer was “yes”. I think in terms of human development, this was a big

This Post Stinks

My mother isn’t going to like this post one bit. I’ve recently started wondering about when people “learn” to differentiate between good smells and bad ones.  I feel like I am pretty in touch with my sense of smell and I suspect you are too.  I can tell you who isn’t: my daughters.  I want