Monthly Archives: October 2012

conversations with boys

Three: Next time we have pancakes, Mommy, you make my pancake in the shape of a ninja. Okay? Mommy: Wow. A ninja? How about I do a ninja sword? A ninja is really hard to do. Three: You can’t do … Continue reading

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magical fall

This is the playground we go to, because it is near where we live and because we have always liked this playground; even before we lived in town we would drive over, even if I had to pay for parking, … Continue reading

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In one day the air changed. Every spring, every fall, there is a moment when I notice the change, and a week ago, last Saturday was it. I was walking home in the evening and as I went past the … Continue reading

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completely unexpected and sickeningly sweet

“Hey, Mommy! I love three things. Just like my age, see? One. Two. Three.” He holds up his fingers, 1-2-3: “Mommy. Kisses. And hugs!”

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elliot’s oak

This is an oak tree near where we spent our summer with my parents. I just booked our tickets for Christmas with them, but we won’t be going to Maryland this year. We will all be out in Arizona for … Continue reading

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so much for the food snobs i thought i was raising

My mother taught me how to make my own flour tortillas this summer. She is a pretty accomplished cook and her Mexican food is delicious. I tried them out a few nights ago at dinner with the boys. We had … Continue reading

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a walk through the park

“[…] equally at home everywhere […] this is the secret of successful sauntering. He who sits still in a house all the time may be the greatest vagrant of all, but the Saunterer, in the good sense, is no more … Continue reading

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