With a quick flip, the calendar recently turned to yet another month. The Norman Rockwell painting of “Magician” (or sometimes referred to as “Card Tricks”) accompanying the outgoing month of July on our kitchen wall calendar, gave way to this month’s “Dreamboats” – two young women look longingly at movie star photos. And, like theContinue reading “The Sunday of Summer”
Sometimes I have these moments. They feel low, like a disappointment you can’t quite correct. You just ‘feel’ something that doesn’t feel like it should be that way, but yet it is, and you’re left just watching it play out with a sigh, wishing you knew how to make it all work. Let me prefaceContinue reading “Racing to the finish line of ‘normal’”
This morning I was standing in the middle of our living room, getting dressed for work. It’s not the usual place I prep for the day, but everyone else in the house was still asleep, and with a nine month old with a temperamental wake-up, I didn’t feel like tempting fate and having anyone wakeContinue reading “Shelving the present”
An open letter to our son… Tomorrow, you start kindergarten. The mornings of pure play have passed, and the lessons of preschool now behind us, you set forth on an amazing and new adventure. I’ll never forget that time driving in the car, back from vacation, when mommy was pregnant with your sister, that youContinue reading “As you start kindergarten…”
We’ve watched Ducktales, Batman ‘66, we’ve read Mr. Men and Little Miss books before bed. We own The Great Mouse Detective and Mickey’s Christmas Carol. We laugh to Inspector Gadget. A pair of Ninja Turtle figures showed up at Christmas. Wait a second. Is this my son’s childhood or my own? Sometimes I feel guiltyContinue reading “Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be”
It seemed like only a few weeks ago I was dropping out little guy off for his first-ever day of pre-k and yet, inexplicably, ten months passed in the blink of an eye and there we were, sitting in the seats as he and his classmates, received a certificate that said they were kindergarten-bound.
The other night, I was standing in our dining room, leaning up against a piece of furniture, chiming into conversation but primarily scrolling through my phone, looking at the latest news going on in the outside world (no lack of those lately), what friends were up to, and checking in to see if any emailsContinue reading “Little boy blue and the man in the moon…”
I’ve been juggling a lot in terms of life. We all do. Some do so better than others and other times some things give. See, we moved about two weeks ago, give or take.
I am fascinated with the ways children evolve from their completely dependent forms – making nothing but sounds or cries, but eventually forming words, then sentences, then complete conversations like little adults. From needing to be spoon-fed mushy puree to sitting down to a meal with mommy and daddy like the little human they are.Continue reading “I love it when a word comes together”
It’s amazing how quickly our little family has grown – from Meg and I, to our first cat, then another, then a third. Then came our little guy, followed last year by our little girl. Very quickly, our little starter home started to feel a little bit smaller. And so, we admit we have beenContinue reading “Wherever we go, there we are”