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Another vote for the Dresden Files books here. The Wheel of Time series is good, but it took me about ten trips through the series to keep everyone straight - there are a LOT of characters. The Outlander books are quite entertaining, too, but I'd never thought about getting a guy to read them. Hrm.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2013 on Listen at Julia
They all look like gophers when their top two teeth come in.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2013 on PS Shingles at Julia
If we kids made unrealistic requests for water, my dad would tell us to "spit and swallow."* He also used to offer us a fork if we said our throat itched. My dad's pretty awesome. *This sounded much less dirty in the '70's.
I have full-width washable pads that are about 1/3 the length of the bed (hand-me-downs from my SIL). I would make the bed, then put the pad over the target area - if he wet the bed, I could just switch the pad out without changing the whole mess.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2012 on It's Not A Corset at Julia
If you're Minecraft tech support, I need to talk to you. Mine wants a mod involving a character that doesn't exist and there are creepy black octopi everywhere. No wonder you got a migraine.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2012 on Migraine at Julia
My parents were married on the 30th. My little sister (the last of four kids) is getting married on *their* 49th anniversary!
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2012 on Gold minus one at Laid-Off Dad
I suppose you could rub essential oils on your upper lip, like the crime scene people use Vicks VapoRub when there's a stinky body. I'm sure Steve would be charmed. Also, I hope you're walking around with a dollar in your hand. I am so paranoid I'm going to forget! So far, so good - even last week, when my eight-year-old's sweet note to the TF included a specific request for a two-dollar bill. I need to get to the bank before he asks to see his younger brother's three $2's beside his newly-acquired bill.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2012 on Mistakes Were Made at Julia
My dog once ate a two-foot length of Saran wrap, so I will gladly accept your metaphor in place of it, especially if you're the meaty dove.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2012 on Once at awright Brian
I just noticed that the first page they feature in the photos under the book I linked to is titled "The Slave Trade." I AM AN AWESOME MOM.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2010 on Mass, general at a little pregnant
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We've been through most of Beverly Cleary's stuff. Henry Huggins goes to the store to buy horse meat for Ribsy, and I don't know how much more charmingly-50's you can get. I end up getting a lot of reference books, too. We've gotten a lot of mileage out of this book. The segments are shortish, the illustrations are decent, and the print is biggish. He knows full well how to use an index now, so when he asked what "Ur" is (after we heard it on the CD from Chik-fil-A) I could tell him, "Go look it up." We looked at the book, discussed the birth of civilization, and decided that "Ur" is a very silly name for a city. We spent about three minutes straight saying "Ur...ur...UR..ur" at each other in the car yesterday.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2010 on Mass, general at a little pregnant
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I was so anxious when I saw your name bolded in my google reader, but the first thing I saw when I clicked on it was "Captain Underpants." Nothing bad can possibly be associated with Captain Underpants. Whew.
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2009 on Magnificent Seven at Julia
Feel better, Patrick. Hang in there, Julia and Steve.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2009 on Admittedly at Julia
"The Gangrene Hour?" What a perfect term! I'm just now starting to come out the other side of a very unmotivated first six years of motherhood. The younger one is about to turn three, so now they can fight relatively harmlessly while I do whatever it is I need to do. I'm finally scraping and painting our front porch, which hasn't had a screen for about ten years. As for the long summer stretching ahead; do you have a community pool? I signed us up for my childhood pool and off we went on opening day. My 5yo whined and moaned about not wanting to swim, so I told him he could take a book and read if he wanted to instead, but he was going. We stayed from 3-5:30, and when we got home, both boys flopped on chairs in the living room and were totally quiet until bedtime. Crickets were chirping; I was grinning. When I told my mom about it, she said, "You were one of four - why do you THINK we spent every day of the summer at the pool?" So there you have two generations' worth of testimony for the Power of the Pool.
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2009 on Rustica at Julia