Monthly Archive for April, 2008

The Game Boy Addiction

The girls’ Game Boy is currently “lost.” Well, it’s lost to Cody, anyway. A few Christmases ago, my mother-in-law asked me if it would be OK if they gave Rachel and Andie Game Boys for Christmas. Their uncle, 7 years their senior, had one and they loved playing it. I reluctantly said yes, not wanting to […]

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A Cody-ism for the day

Cody came into my office today and saw the little key for his diary (he uses it to draw pictures) on my bookshelf. “Oh, look! I found the key to my diarrhea!” he said.

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I wrote the following for my local newspaper’s editorial column in 2005, but it’s one of my favorites, so I thought I’d go ahead and post it here (it’s on my website too). Wish I could still say I’m 30!     Ahhh . . . Remember the good old days? The days when families […]

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On becoming antiquated

Certain conversations with the kids can make me feel as young as a triceratops, even though I’m only 32. It’s funny, but in a depressing sort of way. Today, Cody asked me to sing the “Cruella DeVille” song from the just-released animated 101 Dalmations. I obliged, then told him that the only reason I remember it […]

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Kid language

Little kid language can be hilarious. Anyone with young children has undoubtedly had many a chuckle over something their kids have said in that little, earnest voice. Among some of the funny words and pronunciations my kids have come up with are: “Hop dog” for hot dog (Logan) “Cromfy” for comfy (Cody) “I no no” […]

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Beware of the shadows

My sons are seriously concerned about shadows. Ever since we read Olivia and the Missing Toy a couple years ago, which then-3-year-old Cody could recite almost word for word, shadows have become a frightening piece of his life. In the book, Olivia is looking for her favorite toy, which has gone missing (hence the title). At one point, […]

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The spring deception

We’ve been tricked. Not only did we get snow on the first day of “spring,” (or whatever it should be called at this point), we had 8 inches of snow dumped on us this past Sunday and Monday. Thankfully, that snow’s just about melted. There are patches here and there, and an abundance of mud, most […]

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