Note to Hypertot

| May 17, 2008

Honeybunch, you are indeed “allowed” to go to your room, and I suggest you go when told, regardless of your misconception. No, sending you there doesn’t make Daddy a bad person, nor a bank robber, as you so eloquently stated, and I seriously doubt he’s going to go to jail as a result. But nice […]

Note to Hypertot

| May 1, 2008

I think it’s great that you learned how to make your own peanut butter sandwiches; but do you think you could use a butter knife, instead of a plastic toy dagger?

Define love?

| April 12, 2008

Adults think love is an action. Teenagers think love is an emotion. Babies are certain that love is a taste.

Grinding One’s Axe on the Child

| March 3, 2008

That’s what I strongly believe is going on with the child mentioned here. Specifically, a second grader has announced that he’s transgendered, with his family’s support, and the school is obliged to support him in the decision. So, where does an eight year old get a word like “transgender”? Where does a child that age […]

How Gary Ezzo Made Me a Better Parent

| February 4, 2008

It is 3:00 AM, and 4-week old Peter cries. It isn’t a cry, exactly, but a fussy sound of a child who is hungry but not quite wide enough awake to communicate it. I consider rolling over and waiting till he wails, but then I remember Ezzo, and I make myself cheerful about sliding off […]

Baby Day, Tuesday

| January 7, 2008

That’s right. Tomorrow I’m going to deliver Baby Peter by c-section at 9:00 AM pacific time. Prayers for our safety and health will be mightily appreciated, and we’ll update info as soon as feasibility allows.

Note to Self

| October 2, 2007

In future, be sure to look closely at Hypertot’s coat before sending him to preschool, to make sure it is actually a coat and not a snowsuit.

Here We Go A-Wasl-ing

| April 26, 2004

It’s that time of year again: the students in Washington State schools walk through their disrupted school days with the burden of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning on their shoulders. Dire warnings follow them about the need to pass the test and the importance of making their school look good. Every student must pass, […]

Diaper Bag Excursions

| April 20, 2004

Patricia Rodriguez discussed in a Tuesday column the difficulties and pleasures of travelling with children, as opposed to adult travelling. Since I haven’t posted but once since my own newest arrival on the first, it seemed like an appropriate way to jump back in. Forget about dipping my toes into the waters of travel; it’s […]

David Nathan

| April 3, 2004

I guess you gotta be careful whom you believe on April Fools Day, and whom you let have your blog password! Dear, sweet hubbie… loveable yet unmanageable prankster… was delighted that our David Nathan was born on April Fools Day. So excited, in fact, that he began calling family members while I slept after childbirth. […]