Month: November 2012

Dood

This evening Jack said a new word. When his big brother flippantly hopped up onto the kitchen island’s counter top and started walking around, I barked, “Dood! What are you doing?” Jack laughed and immediately repeated, with perfect enunciation, “Dood!” He said it a few more times, just to feel how it sounded rolling off his tongue. Jack has never been…

A Few Disparate Observations

A) Jack is equally horrified and ecstatic annually when the pre-lit Christmas tree comes out of storage and once again takes it’s place in the corner of the family room. He fears it, yet he also loves it. One might conduct a fascinating psychological study on the dichotomy of emotions wrapped up in the advent of the Christmas tree at…

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Which Isn’t the End of the World

There are two currently popular schools of thought when it comes to “when Christmas-y things should begin happening.” The dispute–between those who favor the moment Halloween is finished and those who like waiting until Thanksgiving has passed–is all over Facebook and the radio and even, to a mild extent, my neighborhood. This morning as I shuttled the school carpool, my…

Halloweenie

*Author’s Note: this post was penned on a day when my children and I have experienced Halloween hangover, which is ironic since none of us drink. You know what I mean. Just keep this in mind as you commence reading.* Yesterday reminded me that holidays are for normal families. We (my decidedly not-typical family) tend to tool along moderately well most of…