“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
Over the last month, it seems as though Fig has become more attached to me than usual. She’s sleeping through the night now and I’m down to only two breast-feeds each day, so she may [...]
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
- Hamilton Wright Mabi
Now that I have an opportunity to write, I’m realizing that I really missed my daily postings last week! It reminds me of when I moved away from home to go to the University of [...]
“Everyone eats and drinks, yet few appreciate food.”
Big Daddy-O was away and the girls and I had to run an errand in the late afternoon. It took longer than I had anticipated, so at 5:20 pm I decided to pick-up Chinese food for dinner instead of cooking at home.
“But I don’t [...]
“Talk to the animals.”
Rex Harrison, Dr. Doolittle
Do you remember Dr. Doolittle’s ‘Push-me Pull-you?’ I think it’s going to be my daughter’s new nick-name. You’d think that when Fig is feeling sick, all she’d want is a good snuggle with Mama. Nope. She wants contact, but not too much contact. She’s very [...]
“I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.”
Is there anything more sad than kids being sick for a holiday? I remember having the mumps as a kid one Christmas, but I don’t think I was ever ill on Hallowe’en.
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
“It is our illusions that create the world.”
Pip’s obsession with ‘The Wizard of Oz’ hasn’t waned since she first saw the stage production last summer. She constantly wears her (purple) ruby red slippers, she frequently assumes the role of Dorothy, she likes to [...]
“Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.”
Sometimes I marvel at the unlikely situations that fill me with pride. Nose-blowing for example.
Pip has maintained a fairly positive attitude despite her nasty cold. I feel as though I’ve been wiping her nose intermittently for the past two weeks, and I have [...]
“When kids play they remember, they may not be aware that they are learning, but they sure are aware that they are having fun.”
I was inspired by my sister yesterday. (It’s not unusual, I’m frequently inspired by her!) She’s home-schooling my five-year-old niece as well as working part-time and mothering [...]