Maiden Flight

I’m still catching-up on my holiday blogging. Unfortunately, I think I needed a little distance to gain some perspective on Christmas 2015, also known as “Barforama.” Stories for another day. In the meantime, I’ve noted that my husband, the one that I’ve been hanging out with for many, many years,…

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Would You Rather

Jacob: “Dad, would you rather be eaten by a tiger or a lemon shark?” Dad: “Um, neither.” Me: “I choose tiger.  I think it would be over faster.” Nate: “Would you rather be eaten by a boa constrictor or a great white shark?” Me: “Boa constrictor.  How about you?” Nate:…

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Valentime’s Day

Love is in the air.  Pink trees are in bloom.  Love-struck squirrels are chasing each other through the tree tops.  And tomorrow is Valentime’s Day.  That’s what Nate still calls it.  He also calls it a Pubic’s Cube (Rubik’s Cube), a dong (gong), and his “nibbles” (nipples), but who’s keeping track?…

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Earl of Sandwich

As I was contemplating the No It All Gift Guide of 2015, I briefly flashed back to a day early on in Jacob’s first year of kindergarten. He came home and, without warning, declared, “No.  More.  Sandwiches.” I averted my gaze, curtsied and replied, “May I fetch your Lordship something more…

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Bump It

Nate’s first school best friends were Lucas and Logan.  Make that: Loo-kas and Logan.  They palled around together for several years at Saint Lizzie’s.  Then Bennett came along.  Nate spends so much time with Bennett that I’ve caught him, on more than one occasion, absentmindedly referring to me as Bennett……

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