Category Motherhood

Making Menus

I snapped the picture above while we were playing make believe outside one day. We had just taken the car (rode in the sled) to Nema’s house. (Nema is Thomas’s grandmother, and her house is apparently on the east side of Lithuania Park.) I was lying down to go to sleep at ‘Nema’s’, which is…
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When He Speaks With Italics

“Mom! I figured it out for basketball. I’m actually taller than the other guys so I can actually reach the ball better and that’s a rebound. And if someone is throwing a pass to some one else, I’m still taller so I can grab the ball and that’s a steal. Do you see what I…
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Making Menus

I snapped the picture above while we were playing make believe outside one day. We had just taken the car (rode in the sled) to Nema’s house. (Nema is Thomas’s grandmother, and her house is apparently on the east side of Lithuania Park.) I was lying down to go to sleep at ‘Nema’s’, which is…
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Unlucky!

> “I can’t believe you guys kept playing while it was raining, Bob.” “Well, Coach Tom said, (British accent) ‘A little wet? Unlucky! Play on! Play on!’”
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Playing by the Non-Rules

“Bob I don’t think you can hold the puck like that and move it around with your thing.” “Yeah you can. I read the rules.” “It says you can do that in the rules?” “No, but it doesn’t say you can’t.”
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Wall Art

Here’s an easy one- go to a thrift store, buy some picture frames, then paint them to match your decor. Next, hand those frames, empty and without glass. Next time your child creates a masterpiece, you can temporarily ‘frame’ it by simply sticking it to the wall with a piece of tape. It’s an exciting…
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Jetlagging

“So, Bob? Dad leaves China tomorrow night, but gets back tomorrow morning.” “Whoa. That’s weird. Like coming back from the future.” “Yeah. He’s going to be pretty tired.” “But when he gets back from someplace he feels better really fast… unlike you.” “What do you mean?” “You came back from New York that time which…
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Thankful Tree

I am thankful for… food my house myself trees phones teacher adam shcool dad soccer mom paper books friends my derpy stuff “This a great list, Bob. What’s that last one mean? ‘Derpy stuff’?’ “It means cruddy stuff.” “What cruddy stuff are we talking about?” “I don’t know. I heard someone say it at school.”
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Oh Dear, Santa

“Mom? I’m putting those new Minecraft Legos on my Christmas list.” “But, remember? Those new ones don’t come out until next year.” “I’m not worried. I’m sure Santa has connections.”
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The Short List

“Guess what, Mom? I’ve decided that now is a good time to make my Christmas list.” “Oh, okay.” “I’m not asking for a lot though.” “All right.” “Mom? How do you spell computer?”
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