Category Archives: Baby

A Love Story

 I fell in love with my eldest the way you fall in love with anything God makes just for you.  I could not drink him in fast enough.  My eyes did not see the same J as the rest of the world.  Instead, I saw a tiny miracle in human form looking up at me…

Fairy Soup: A tale of love, imagination, and sugar sprinkles

We met our first fairy in the den. J was 30 months. His reddish-brown curls framed his nut-brown eyes, which were wide with wonder. He sat snuggled in my crossed legs, his hair tickling my nose. His pudgy hands were up by his head, ready to cover his ears in the event I told “the…

Jay’s Post

Mom said I could write the blog today. Move ‘ill (Will). Move! It’s Jay’s turn. No ‘ill write. Go play with the truck. No! Not that truck! That’s Jay’s truck. The big, red truck is Jay’s truck. Play with the udder truck I gave you- the broke one. Hold on. I have to get ‘ill…

The Bottomless Love of the Two-Timing Hussy

Getting to know a new baby is like falling in love. With your first baby, like your first love, you fall fast and hard, oblivious to any faults or limitations your child may have. Your heart explodes and leaves you exhausted, not just from the sleeplessness, but from the sheer force of emotion coursing through…

An open letter to my eldest son, on this the event of his 2nd birthday

“Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect– But tell me the truth.” –Shel Siverstein An open letter to my eldest son, on this the event of his 2nd birthday: I was sleeping peacefully an hour ago,…

Army Ranger or Hoover? Our Son’s Newest Talent

Developmental milestone: A skill that a child acquires within a specific time frame OR another thing over which parents can obsess and open their wallets for toys marketed to help their children reach; even though their kids would do so on their own. ******* In what we naively imagined would be a celebrated developmental milestone,…