September 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

After gorging like a madwoman on cookies at lunch yesterday Steve and I ate light. We were very proud of ourselves but starving until lunch today.

Big green monster

September 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

When I told Jack’s pre-school teacher about his continued fitful sleep and sudden nap problems she thought that anxiety was bothering him and maybe not directly related to the start of school. On a hunch that nightmares had already started with my not yet three year old, she got out the book “go away big green monster” to read to the kids. Jack, who had been eagerly listening with the other kids for the other books she’d been reading suddenly got up and hid behind a table.

It was so unlike Jack. And seems anyway to have added some serious weight on the side of Milly’s theory.

She also had a puppet that the kids can tear off monster parts as they get empowered to tell the monster to GO AWAY.

I got the book and puppet and Jack has been faithfully going over and over and over the book/puppet process. And slept thru the night… So…. We’ll see.

Good to be at a place where people solve all my problems within minutes of hearing them.


September 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

“Fine Auntie, if you say my name twelve times I’ll look at you – but I will *not* smile”

Watching Jack

September 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

The first leaving season of Jack’s life. The reason pre-school is a big deal is not because I am missing his baby times or that I’m sad he’s growing up. Because I may get sentimental in a fond way of times passed, but never never in a wishful way. I love words and comprehension and everything (well almost everything) that comes with it.

Even so, pre-school for our family is the line between child & mom being one entity of a sort and child leaping off into individuality. It’s lovely, it’s hilarious and awesome. But it does sort of rip the soul for a second as it’s happening.


September 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Claire, Max, Wesley, Katherine

September 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

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not all these are perfectly perfect… but I’m trying to get a technique going here… there is bound to be a learning curve

Texting with gramma

September 22, 2010 § 1 Comment

Text from my mom this morning: On the blue line.. Just testing out my new phone.. So far i love it.. Notice the easy period?. Oooh even a question mark.

Quite an improvement from her texting capabilities from last year: Pleasue get both we fretting breast shields

Translation: please get both. We are getting breast pump supplies.

Adventures with Shannon

September 22, 2010 § Leave a comment


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September 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

I am very into close ups right now.  I’m sure that means something super deep psychologically.

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