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I want to marry this comment. ...And then avoid filling out forms about it as long as we both shall live. Thanks, Luis.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2015 on Surprising no one at a little pregnant
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So I was sitting at the dining room table, feverishly always-sometimes-rarely-nevering, when Paul asked me if I wanted something to drink. "Please," I said distractedly, gesturing over into the kitchen. "I already have one started." I meant the half-finished cup... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at a little pregnant
I got this lovely message on Facebook the other day asking me what my plans were for my blog. I laughed merrily, because that is what I do when I find something gently hilarious — oh ho ho, goodness me,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at a little pregnant
As I kissed Charlie good night on this, his Thanksgiving birthday, he said, "I think I smell creamed corn on your breath." Mortified, I apologized. "That's okay," he told me kindly. "I really like creamed corn." I really like my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at a little pregnant
I'm feeling reflective today. Maybe it's because this morning I had a moment of perfect happiness with Ben, watching his face uncrumple from sleep as he rubbed his eyes with his fists — such a thoroughly little-kid move that I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at a little pregnant
I have five minutes before I leave for the dentist, where I will be scrupulously honest about exactly how often I floss, so this is going to be what the young 'uns call a microblog. I just wanted to record... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at a little pregnant
This "news" is not new, now eight months old, but I just saw it this week: IVF technology is overused and has health risks for babies, landmark article in British Medical Journal argues Women should ensure they have exhausted all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at a little pregnant
Yes, that was kind of the point.
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You know, Ben's morbid bent doesn't surprise me anymore. Over spring break we rented an apartment in Boston, the better to let Charlie mingle with his people. As Ben and I explored the neighborhood together, he noticed a cemetery."It's convenient... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at a little pregnant
Rough morning. Charlie's rocking and rolling, objecting to everything, construing even the mildest guiding word as a slur against his honouuuur. After sixty or seventy gentle remonstrances, quiet redirections, and calm changes of subject, I'm starting to lose my cool.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at a little pregnant
A Brief List of What Has Improved Since Charlie Started at Hippie Do As You Please School Everything There. See you again in six months! ...Perhaps I'll get more specific. But first I'll have to work hard to cast my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at a little pregnant
The last swim of the summer took place in our neighbor's pool. After the standard boyish frolic (gleeful pantsing) and the requisite motherly threats (baleful warning), Charlie and his friend H. grudgingly hauled themselves out, toweled off, and prepared to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at a little pregnant
If I'd been blogging it all along, cataloguing it day by discouraging day, I wonder if it would seem inevitable. I'm a little bit afraid, instead, that this comes out of the blue: Charlie's changing schools. After three years at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at a little pregnant
Elementary school art classroom Helping with Charlie's school's Peace Tiles project Okay, everybody, come sit in a circle. Circle. No, circle. That's the round one...So now that you're all seated, let's talk about what represents peace to you. ...Nice. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at a little pregnant
Laptop is partially because of dysgraphia. We've enthusiastically embraced letting him use a keyboard to get his thoughts out sometimes -- the frustration of not being able to write well (which is to say at all) becomes a huge obstacle to his actually doing the work. Happy to let him use whatever tools we can scramble up to help him adapt and achieve. The other part, though, is that the teacher told the kids they could "be creative" in how they presented their material. I'm sure she had in mind dressing up as the historical figure, or, I don't know, a poster or a diorama or some shit, but Charlie cut right to the chase: "Can I do it on a computer?" Well, sure, especially if it means I don't have to help you refashion Marie Curie's lab in miniature out of cat-hair-covered Wiki Stix.
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Speaking of trying hard, Charlie and his class were charged with the task of doing a report on notable women for women's history month. Charlie's choice surprised no one, though his title did strike me as maybe a little too... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at a little pregnant
If ten years of blog posts here have taught us nothing else, by now we've all learned that I'm sometimes an asshole. Do not worry: despite how seldom I post these days, I'm in no danger of forgetting that. Parenting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at a little pregnant
Erk, thank you! Fixed.
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These days I don't usually get too exercised about mom-on-mom atrocities. You know: the mommy wars. Momtroversy! Hand-to-hand mombat! ...OkayI'llstopnow. ... ... ...Momnia Brawlia in tres partes diviOKAY. It's not so much that I feel that hot-button topics don't apply... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at a little pregnant
It ain't me, babe. (No, no, no, it ain't me, ain't me you're
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2013 on Out with the old at a little pregnant
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Ann, I am so sorry for your family's pain and loss. Abiding with you and letting your words reverberate.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2012 on Gone bad wrong at a little pregnant
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Every time something bad happens, some disaster — a shooting, a storm — that doesn't discriminate in its violence, people tell each other, "Hug your babies tight." The message I get is that we're supposed to feel a renewed gratitude... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at a little pregnant
Didgeridon't Charlie's been practicing his accents. Unhampered by ever having heard, say, a real live Australian, he nevertheless lets out long strings of conversation that make him sound like Crocodile Dundee and Eliza Doolittle had a baby and taught him... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at a little pregnant
Several weeks ago Ben decided to change his name and asked that we address him as Superman. Naturally, for Halloween he was... ...not Superman. (I'm pretty sure he's also wearing Spiderman underpants. All the bases covered, that kid. Job worth... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at a little pregnant