Monthly Archive for November, 2008

Wanted: Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy at our house should be fired. To say that she’s incompetent is really too kind. The following conversation has played out at our house many times: “Mom, look! My tooth finally came out!” one of my twin daughters says. “Better put it under your pillow before you forget,” I say. Her excitement […]

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Commercialization

Once upon a time, our TV only received three channels, the most watched of which was the blissfully commercial-free PBS. Since I don’t watch much TV myself, not having 100 different channels to pick from was just fine with me. Even better, my daughters had no clue who SpongeBob or other non-PBS-related characters were, and […]

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The purple "flute"

Yesterday I sort of shot myself in the foot. We were at the store and Logan had $1 to spend. He found a purple plastic recorder for 88¢. I encouraged him to get it because he’s always using his sisters’ recorders, which makes them very angry. They don’t want his germy little mouth anywhere near […]

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The conclusions kids draw . . .

Today Cody saw a picture of Santa. “Is Santa wearing a costume?” he asked me. “Yes,” I said. “Then Santa’s a FAKE,” he spit. “Why do you say that?” I said, startled by this conclusion. “Because we only wear costumes on Halloween. That means that Santa isn’t real if he wears a costume.” Nothing I […]

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The simplicity we miss

We had our first snow today, forecasted to turn into a full-fledged blizzard. Logan went outside for a while as the flakes started falling, and when he came back in, I asked him if the snow was coming down hard. “It’s coming down really fast, so it’s like a miracle,” he told me seriously, in the […]

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