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Sometimes He Surprises Me in a Good Way

Tonka had his birthday party today, at a gymnastics centre. Having outsourced the actual party, and having devoted much energy to preparing for his sister’s birthday celebration two days ago, and to dealing with Queenie’s predictable-but-still-exhausting emotional difficulties with celebrating … Continue reading

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Crazy Going Slowly Am I, 6-5-4-3-2-1, Switch

Sometimes I think parenthood is just one long, slow descent into insanity. It starts when you are expecting your first child, and some kind of weird madness seizes your brain, causing you to spend hours contemplating the difference between different … Continue reading

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Never Say Never

The release of the new Justin Bieber movie has given me ample opportunity to torture my children by talking about my pretend crush on young Master Bieber. My children despise the Biebs. When I’m feeling particularly wicked, I like to talk about how I will … Continue reading

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The Queen of Irritating

Creative Cat is old enough now to stay home alone for short periods of time. There will be times when she is able to let herself into an empty house to wait for our return. Rather than have her carry, … Continue reading

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Last week Queen Bee brought home a birthday party invitation. When she handed it to me, she also handed me the phone. “Call them now, Mom,” she urged. “Tell them I’m coming.” I should have done it, but I didn’t. … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year Off Right

As per usual, we celebrated New Year’s Eve at home with the kids. Well, the “usual” part is we usually stay home. Actually celebrating New Year’s Eve -that’s a little different for us. In an uncharacteristic moment of weakness, I had rashly … Continue reading

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Breaking Yet Another Parenting Rule

Actual words spoken by me, less than twelve hours apart: To the preteen: “If you aren’t going to do a good job folding the laundry, you will have to fold it all again!” To her five year old brother the … Continue reading

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