Category Archives: family

Having a kid is the most awesome

Two year-olds have fiery, mind-blowing tantrums of doom, tantrums that compel me to consider abandoning my child on strangers’ doorsteps (note: I WOULD NOT EVER ABANDON MY CHILD. Only fantasize about it sometimes…). Most of the time, however, two year-olds … Continue reading

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Let’s try a little stream of consciousness blogging, shall we?

This old thing? Soren says, “Bess you!” When you sneeze. Or when he sneezes. Any kind of sneezes, doesn’t matter who. Soren tries to write his name, and he can kind of write S. Sometimes. He definitely recognizes his name, … Continue reading

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Ch- Ch- Ch- Chia! I mean, Cheater.

I cheated ONCE in my educational career, and it is an event burned into my memory for all of time. I was sitting on my right knee, seated across from Mallory J., who everyone knew was the smartest kid in … Continue reading

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Drama, Drama.

Last night, I couldn’t get hot water with which to wash my face (something I have done religiously before bed since I was in 7th grade; there are literally 3 exceptions in all those years to my doing this- If … Continue reading

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Louis and I began our quest for a new church yesterday. The reasons for our being in this position are complicated and have been explained to the interested parties, so I’ll skip them. Anyway, we attended my dad’s church yesterday … Continue reading

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I’ve thought up a lot of things to write about lately, but my mind goes blank every time I sit down with the chance to type two-handed. I’ve also thought about something to write a few times just to realize … Continue reading

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Observations while living at the lake

I have a very strong affection for quail. Cutest. Bird. Ever. Sometimes, adolescence doesn’t go away. I have more things in common with my dad than I realized. The sunset looks prettier here. Wiggly babies are less nice to hold … Continue reading

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I now smell suspiciously like baby

I was holding my nearly six week old nephew a little bit ago while his two and a half year old sister unabashedly made it clear she all but worships Uncle Louis. I still refer to her as “baby,” and … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure

My mom asked me the other day if she should get “one of those myspace or facebooks?” I said no, please, please no. I have facebook for communicating with my friends of similar ages, particularly those who live in other … Continue reading

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Let me tell you about my day.

I did not sleep last night. I was up throwing up repeatedly and being unable to breathe due to the nasty cold I’ve acquired. So, I called in sick, and spent most of my day in bed, woeful. I have … Continue reading

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