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It recently occurred to me — me, Queen of the Obvious, every bit as whipsmart as your average bowl of oatmeal — that I don't have any babies in my house. Nor do I have any imminently incoming babies. Ike... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at amalah . com
This post is sponsored by Chronicle Books. Here's a little bonus protip from me, professional blooper booger blogger, about the proper way to reply to a sponsored post proposal. When asked if I'd be interested in writing a post about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at amalah . com
The division of the world, according to a 2.5 year old PEOPLE WHO HAVE PENIS: 1) Ikey 2) Dad 3) Noah 4) Ezra 5) Kitty Cat 6) Elmo 7) Captain America PEOPLE WHO NO HAVE PENIS: 1) Mom 2) Ceiba... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at amalah . com
It took just a few seconds after waking up this morning to realize that the vague throat tickle I've been insisting for days is "just allergies" is...not, after all, but the inevitable great unfairness that is a Spring Cold. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at amalah . com
Prior to — oh, the EXACT MINUTE the end credits of The Lego Movie started to roll — Legos were pretty much Noah's exclusive domain. It's always been soothing for him, I think, to sit and tackle a big, complicated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at amalah . com
In one my recent cleaning binges, I found a marbled composition book of Noah's. He goes through a couple of these a year — he takes them to bed and draws comics and stories and whatnot, and then I come... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at amalah . com
I'm having blogger's block, I think. (It's like writer's block, only more second tier and hacky.) I blame the weather. It's spring and it's freezing and there's snow on the ground and my phone keeps buzzing with ARCTIC SQUALL NOR'EASTER... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at amalah . com
So. Noah's field trip to Mt. Vernon. Remember that? "Oh, advise me, Internets, for I am anticipating a great many problems and only have a week to work myself into a full-on hizzy about!" Yeah. It went fine. Noah was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at amalah . com
Sometimes, when I finally get around to clearing out the thousands of photos I've allowed to accumulate on my phone, I discover something special. Something mysterious, unique and bold. Photos taken by someone other than me, by someone with a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at amalah . com
(No strep! No one has strep or any other infectiously streppy diseases. We are all fine, although I'm not sure when Jason will stop making me check his uvula with a flashlight because of phantom throat itches. I tried to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at amalah . com
Snow day number four hojillion and three. I may or may not be typing this while hiding under my desk. This winter will never end. This winter will never end. This winter can go kick itself in the goddamn balls.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at amalah . com
So yes. Noah does indeed have strep throat. This is a first for us — no one's ever gotten strep before, so it's exciting! We got a brand-new antibiotic and everything. The never-ending parade of nonstop adventure marches on, as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at amalah . com
So yesterday kind of blew. On multiple levels. Multiple levels of blowing. Hmm. That's quite a visual I just painted for myself. First, there was work-related blowing (ABORT ABORT MAYDAY ON THE BLOWING TALK) — nothing apocalyptic or anything, just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at amalah . com
I am having some technical difficulties today. Said difficulties involve my scanner being a punk-ass little bitch who won't scan for shit. Technically speaking, of course. Sorry if that went over anybody's head. I've decided that I can fix the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at amalah . com
Ceiba has decided that she will no longer eat Floor Cheerios. This is a real problem, actually. This is the equivalent to a Roomba suddenly deciding that it will only vacuum up certain kinds of dust bunnies, and deliberately navigating... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at amalah . com
Schools canceled. Snow day number 4,239. (Approximately. I've lost track.) I'd say we're officially out of ideas around here, but that would imply that we ever had any ideas in the first place. We've built a lot of pilow forts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at amalah . com
I left for California on Thursday, by the way, although it hardly seems worth mentioning, since I'm back already. I spent about 36 hours in San Diego; it rained for approximately 34 of them; I left my hotel room maybe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at amalah . com
I hope I've told y'all this before, but just be sure I'll tell you again: You are the best. You. And you. All of you. I'm making swirly-type all-inclusive hand motions at my laptop screen. Thank you for all being... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at amalah . com
Last week, out of the blue, one of the doctors finally called us back. The one we wanted to see in the first place, but had given up on. He could see us on Sunday. Would that work? Uh. Yes?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at amalah . com
Oh, so remember when I was all, "I totally potty trained the baby!" and gave away a bunch of diapers and was basically an insufferable smug asshole for like, 48 hours about it? CORRECTED TIMELINE, ONE MONTH LATER: Hey guess... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at amalah . com
Even though we agreed on a no-gifts sort of Valentine's Day this year, I can't say I was all that surprised at the sight of a large box wrapped in bright pink paper on our bed. Jason stood nearby, shrugging... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at amalah . com
Did I ever tell you the story about the first time I met the director of my kids' preschool? I'm sure I did, but since I don't feel like opening another browser tab and tracking the entry down (SUCH WORK.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at amalah . com
As of this morning, Ike's snowpants still had the tags attached. Even though they are snowpants that I myself did not even buy, but were handed down unworn from my nephew several years ago, and were originally intended for Ezra.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at amalah . com
Throughout all the hours with bouncy-voiced strangers, the weekly treks to various therapies, the years of classroom pull-outs and special accommodations, Noah never asked us why. Not surprising at first, of course, since the majority of our early efforts centered... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at amalah . com
Oh oh oh! AND THEN! Jason left for a short business trip yesterday, right after I got back from my suuuuuper-relaxing dental appointment and a milk/eggs/cereal run, because I know how to Treat Mah Self. And I do mean short.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at amalah . com