Archive for the 'Humor' Category

Hundred Acre Wood Meets Michelangelo

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

After nap Claire decided to bring many stuffed animals downstairs. She lined them up on the couch and told them stories, and then she lined them up on the floor and pretended they were watching television. There was one arrangement that caught my eye. I was feeling absurd, and this configuration of Piglet in Pooh’s […]

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Last Movie of 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Happy New Year!

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Is It Even Possible?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. –Alan Patrick Herbert

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My Favorite Girl In the Whole World

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Happiness abounds in the ordinary. Of course, it helps to have a good night’s sleep.

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Have Fun

Monday, October 12th, 2009

This is a neat idea. (See the movie here if it doesn’t embed.) More fun videos here!

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The Early Bird

Friday, June 19th, 2009

OMG, I haven’t got my child enrolled for preschool this fall! Nearly every other mother I know whose child is about to turn two has taken care of this. I haven’t since I thought we’d be moving and wanted to see where we’d be before I pursued this. Oh no. My child won’t be ready […]

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Ah, California

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

You know you are in California when: Your coworker has 8 body piercings and none are visible. You make over $250,000 and still can’t afford a house. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English. Your child’s 3rd grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and […]

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But If You Don’t Do It…

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. –Phyllis Diller It’s a Sisyphean task, but someone’s gotta do it.

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Changing My (Diaper) Bag

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Sometimes what’s needed is a small change. For 18 months I lugged around the huge black diaper bag, and in the first year it served well, because I carried a lot of stuff around for Claire (and it became my purse too). I never left the house with Claire without also bring the black bag. […]

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Too Popular

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I have a full life and a full lap! I was trying to knit, but somehow it’s a little difficult to do that when you’re wearing fur and little people. Lots more photos and videos up on Flickr for family and friends to see.

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So Sweet

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Yesterday I was that mother at our local Walgreens. You know, the one with the screaming, wriggling child. Going out with Claire now requires a kind of judgment I’m not accustomed to using. I needed two things, and it was the end of the day; we were antsy, bored, and a little tired of each […]

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Why Clean?

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

more music charts

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My Little Ham

Monday, January 19th, 2009

It’s been a rough weekend. Claire has manifested some loud and distressing screaming sessions. She sounds like Katherine Turner, Demi Moore, or Marlon Brando (take your pick). Her doctor says there’s a lot of illness focused on the throat that turns into a croup-like cough. She’s tired and pale too. This evening her sweetness returned […]

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Soup For Dinner

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

We were so busy today. Claire loves to “cook soup” and pretend to eat off the spoon. I take sips from the spoon too. She then feeds her stuffed animals. Every time she has a taste she says, “mmMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm!” She looks so proud of herself when she stirs. This afternoon she plunked herself in the […]

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What To Do, What To Do?

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Claire finally went down for a nap. I now can: a) take a snooze on the sofa myself. b) try to accomplish the 12,345 things on my list. c) eat some sugared walnuts to manage stress. d) b & c There are no other choices. Pick one. The answer is worth 100 points.

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