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I Have Three Wives

The Bear is really into getting married. Her beau? That’d be me. The ceremonies (that’s plural as we renew our vows most every night) are brief affairs without the fanfare of most modern weddings. She will be dressed in a leotard, tutu, tiara, feather boa, plastic dress up shoes, and […]

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Last Night as a Three Year Old

Come Sunday morning, the Bear will be 4 which means, by nature, that she’ll never again be 3. I said this out loud to her at bedtime tonight, something like “this is the last time you’ll go to sleep as a 3 year old” and I almost started ballin’ my […]

Mouse Puke
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Mouse Puke

The Mouse has spent the last 16 hours marking her territory all about the house (and the left side of my favorite red shirt). The poor gal will celebrate her 9 month birthday today with a nasty stomach bug but the funny thing is that she couldn’t be happier…when not […]

It's my sailboat and I'll cry if I want to
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It's my sailboat and I'll cry if I want to

The Bear turns 4 (holy crap!) this coming Sunday. We wanted so badly to have her party at World Cafe Live on 3/16 for the Justin Roberts show but it would wind up costing close to $600 which is flat-out insane. Then we looked for something else original and fun […]

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It sucks to be the Mouse

Ouch. The Mouse is down for the count this weekend. She’s been diagnosed with RSV and a double ear-infection (which is approximately one ear away from the rare triple ear-infection). She is 8 months old on Monday and this is the first major, prescription-drug-necessary illness – so we’re luck for […]

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Family Values (I wish I was a Swede)

The next time some Republican yahoo is pontificating about how important family values are and how they will work, with the grace of God, if elected to solidify the family unit in America, think about the fact that the Family Medical Leave Act provides exactly ZERO paid time off and […]

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EYEBALLS!!!!

The Bear is infatuated with the word EYEBALL. She has a funny way of saying it too, more EYEBAWWWWL then eyeball. It’s hilarious. TOOTH is a distant second in the favorite word area. 20+ years ago, I remember my parochial-school-best-friend’s annoying little sister announcing “guess what my favorite word is? […]

Thin Chicken and a Bowl of Warm Chocolate
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Thin Chicken and a Bowl of Warm Chocolate

On Friday, when I picked up the Bear and Mouse from their grandparents, my mom sent me home with a platter of frozen, breaded chicken – the thinnest you’ll ever see. She prepared it and then, like everything else in her house, it went into a deep freeze – unsure […]

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