Bye Bye Ladybugs

Tomorrow begins Jakey’s last week at the Gateway YMCA.  I’ve been sick about making this decision for over a month.  The day I gave Jake’s school notice that he was leaving, I came home and James had to give me a chocolate pudding cup and let me watch America’s Next…

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owe/bill/debt

At Jakey’s first birthday party, his Nonno noticed he was doing sign-language for “more.”  What a revelation!  Now we had a silent solution to our public dining dilemma.  Sign language is much less disruptive between every bite of sashimi.  Jakey’s sign for more is his right index finger pointed into…

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Pillow Talk

When Jake was really little I noticed that as he was falling asleep at night, he would practice each of his “tricks.”  He’d say: Ga ga, ba ba, da da, click his tongue, clap his hands, and fall asleep.  It was kind of like a little computer shutting down.  Sometimes…

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Soapbox

Last night… Jaimie: What’s that orange thing outside on the porch? James: A phone book.  (pause)  Add it to your blog… Apparently this is Week O’ the Diatribe. About five years ago, we looked at the three different phone books taking up space in our teensy weensy house and said–…

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NA

Jacob is on the precipice of an addiction.  Up until now, he’s been pretty nonchalant.  Take it or leave it, whatever.  But now, now I am sensing the beginnings of a Nuk addiction.  James denies it… I have proof. Hi, my name is Jaimie and I’m a recovering Nukaholic.  I’ve…

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Prejudice

We are all guilty of prejudice.  It’s human nature.  And we all know that prejudging is generally negative and implies fear and intolerance.  I must confess, I discriminate against sippy cups.  Yes, it’s true. There are two kinds of sippy cups in this world: the good and the bad.  The good…

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