Category Archives: family

Vignettes

Peanut: “Little girls are actually little women.” D: “That’s true.  And what are little boys?” Peanut: “Spiders.” ———— Ms. B: “You know what word makes me feel uncomfortable: lukewarm ———— (Overheard while the girls were bickering with each other downstairs) … Continue reading

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Meow Meow

The Peanut has always had an active imagination, but for a good six months or more now she’s been operating under the unshakable belief that she is a cat.  She’s remarkably committed: if left to her own devices she would … Continue reading

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Growing Up

Oma (commenting on Halloween costume number three for the Peanut): “I love your wings. Can I wear them?” Peanut: “No. You’re too big.  Maybe when you grow up little you can wear wings and trick or treat and get candy!” … Continue reading

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Fantasyland

The Peanut is deep in the world of pretend this summer. This morning, I couldn’t get her out of bed and ready for school unless I addressed her as “Baby Dinosaur” and squawked questions like “Do baby dinosaurs eat strawberries … Continue reading

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Conversations with the Peanut

Peanut: Soooo, Mommy, how was your day? Me: My day was good! How was yours? Peanut: No! ….. Soooooo, Mommy, how was your day? Me: … It was good. How was yours? Peanut: No!!!! ….. Soooooo, Mommy, how was your … Continue reading

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Evening Commute

Yesterday I ducked out of work early for a Mother’s Day party at the Peanut’s daycare. We decorated a popsicle-stick picture frame with foam shapes and glitter and ate cookies that had clearly been heavily frosted and sprinkled by the … Continue reading

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Vignettes – Peanut Edition

As I put the Easter ham in the oven, the Peanut stood next to me and said, “See ya later, ham!” —– The Peanut poached a stuffed teddy bear from Ms. B’s room. When we asked the Peanut what her … Continue reading

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You’re doing it wrong: Parenting*

*Side Note on the title: There is this cooking series on Slate.com that drives me batty because it’s so sanctimonious in a smug hipster way. Every article is entitled something like, “You’re doing it wrong: Pancakes,” or, “You’re doing it … Continue reading

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We’re done…. Maybe.

The other night I had a nightmare where I was pregnant for a third time and I had to go on bed rest because the pregnancy was causing my legs to literally rot off. Suck on that one, Freud. The … Continue reading

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Vignettes – Ms. B. Edition

(Flipping through a Crate and Barrel catalog) “When I grow up my house is only going to have stuff from Crate and Barrel in it. Like this vase, that’s cute. And this couch. That dog’s cute. (It was a real … Continue reading

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