Monthly Archives: December 2009

shake it like a polaroid picture?

Or something.   Last Friday night Miss Heather taught the girls how to shimmy. Oh my. Our Pi’bears is somewhat, er, robotic in her shimmying (like her enginerd Daddy). And intense (like her one-track-mind Mommy). Betsy on the other hand could be a professional shimmier. And Miss Heather? Well she should be a professional shimmy teacher. […]

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expectations.

I wrote a blog entry once, on a day when things felt perfect, about how that was what I expected when I became a mother. I expected things to be much more perfect than imperfect. I expected children who adored me and always obeyed, siblings who giggled with delight at just the sight of one […]

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if ever.

If ever there was a picture that summed up life with my two children, this would be it: *** Holding my breath today as we get both of our hard drives replaced and reconfigured this afternoon. Wish me luck! I think everything is sufficiently backed up and catalogued but I’ll be stressed until we’re all […]

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blessed assurance

In addition to celebrating Lily’s birthday last weekend, we also celebrated the baptism of our sweet Nate. Baptisms have a fierce power over me. I think this is the first one I got through without crying but that was surely only because I was wrangling the likes of this the entire time: Normally I’m a […]

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the keeper of the crazy.

This child of ours is a mess. She keeps us on our toes and I forgive her for it. I’m pretty sure it’s a requirement of being four years old.   Not so sure the crazy is a requirement though.   Must she really strip off her clothes every day in exchange for a bathrobe […]

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