Archives: February 2012

Day Three. Quiet.

All of these events happened the week prior. I documented this whole trip for you. After the loudness of yesterday, I was looking forward to today. Going into this week, I knew that Wednesday night, the in-laws would take the boys to their great-grandmother’s for dinner. I’m fairly certain that it was just the knowing

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Day Two. Cabin Fever.

All of these events happened the week prior. I documented this whole trip for you. I did not sleep well. One child snored, the other spoke in his sleep, and TheBoy slept through it all. But I, trained by motherhood to wake at the first sound that might mean danger to my boys, kept waking

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Day One. The Hotel.

All of these events happened the week prior. I documented this whole trip for you. Today was spent packing everything. We hadn’t packed in advance. It seemed silly to tell the boys to pack their favorite of favorite toys the night before, and we were still doing laundry. I packed up the cat and took

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The Beginning.

All of these events happened the week prior. I documented this whole trip for you. Chaos. The house is chaos. I live with my in-laws. This is a wonderful thing, since I get along quite well with the in-laws. The house is always full. In the last three years, I can count on one hand

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Getting back to normal.

I am here, sitting in my living room. At last. You see, this week we had our house fumigated. But because it’s a school week, we had to live life as normal. From a hotel. I’ve become pretty good at vacations with the kids (which are always made more complicated by LK’s allergies). But on

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Introducing Star Wars to the Kidlets

Oh dear. Everything seems to be happening on St Patrick’s Day. I’ll be at Wondercon that day, and already I’ve been invited to a baby shower and a birthday party. Not to mention that I’m missing Sportive Tricks in Long Beach. (Go, Southern California people, go!) But I’m going to Wondercon. I’m going to make

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How to Give a 32 year old a Heart Attack

Yesterday I made a pot roast for dinner. I had just finished cleaning up the living room when I heard a familiar jump rope chant. “Ice cream sundae, cherry on top…” sang the Oldest Kidlet as he jumped around the living room (no rope). “Who’s your girlfriend?” I chimed in with. He stopped, looked at

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It’s Always The One Most Like You…

Back when I was a teenager and talking back to my mom, I said something about when I had kids, I’d be nothing like her. She told me that I’d wind up with a kid like myself. I rolled my eyes. Thankfully, that comment stuck in the back of my head, and I wondered if

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No, I’m not letting Chris Brown off the hook.

Today I was going to write about Whitney Houston. But last night during the Grammys (I didn’t watch, but I followed along on Twitter), I realized that the bulk of the tweets I saw were about Chris Brown. Short recap for anyone who just woke up from a coma. The night before the 2009 Grammys,

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