Category Archives: Things they say

My Cat Speaks to Me. No, Really.

The other night I was in a deep sleep, when I was startled awake by the sound that is guaranteed to wake any mom, any time: a pitiful child’s voice quavering, “Moooommmmmm?” I fought my way to consciousness and looked … Continue reading

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Four Different Kinds of Awesome in One Sentence

Ten-year-old Creative Cat, while preparing spring rolls with me: “When I go to university, I’ll probably have to make spring rolls with a pot of oil on the stove because I won’t have a deep fryer.” Yes. To all of … Continue reading

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Adventures in Speech Therapy

The boy is almost finished with speech therapy, although he still has some language therapy ahead of him. He’s worked hard over the past four years and he’s made incredible progress. The only speech issue that remains is a tendency … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Tooth People?

Conversation from my house this past weekend: My Uncle Tio, while perusing the calendar on the fridge: “It’s only the second day of the month and you only have four days free! What the hell? Oh look, you have Eastern Orthodox Christmas … Continue reading

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More or Less Typical Dinner Time Conversation

Mr. Fixit’s birthday is about a week before Christmas. Poor guy. Every year I buy a  bunch of presents for him and then divide them into two piles. I wrap the birthday presents in the most non-Christmas-like paper I can find (which sometimes … Continue reading

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This is Rapidly Becoming a Harry Potter Blog

Scenes from the past week: I am whipping around the kitchen cleaning up breakfast dishes and making lunches when Tonka comes down the stairs with a silk scarf covering his head and face. Assuming this is related to Halloween talk … Continue reading

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He’s Got Skillz

One thing I try very hard to teach my children is to be good problem-solvers. For some of my kids, this comes more naturally than others. If you read this blog fairly regularly or if you know my Queenie, I’m … Continue reading

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