Monthly Archives: September 2008

How to know your child has outgrown Dora

TV Dora: “Do you see Boots?? Where is Boots?? If you see Boots, say….BOOTS!” 4-year-old: “He’s right there, behind the magical castle, on top of rainbow mountain. Duh, Dora.” (Rolling of eyes optional.) Advertisements

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There are no squash in Colombia

And you know how I feel about squash. Living in Spain as a child, the native American squashes were hard to find. I remember pumpkins, but I am almost certain that they came from the American Air Force Base near … Continue reading

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Little brain on the prairie

(While driving with the windows down, 4-year-old and 5-month-old in back seat). St. Adelaide the Righteous: Mom, I love Fall. Me: Yeah, it’s my favorite, too. St. A: It’s so…frontier. Me: “Frontier”?? What does that mean? St. A: Like….nice. Or … Continue reading

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This is your brain on Fall.

I have been so distracted by the weather lately that it’s been hard to focus on anything. This is my brain’s internal dialogue usually: Dress kids… Prayer…Make coffee…Do Grades… Car needs oil change… Kiss husband… Dinner plans… Laundry… Project Runway… Church… Time for … Continue reading

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The Ought

I teach the English language at a University. One of the many glorious things about my job (and I say this without irony) is that I get to introduce people to the complexities of our language in use. At times … Continue reading

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Fall-licious

It has arrived.  The sky with colors like sharpened pencils and the air that tastes like stainless steel. We leave our house and the leaves swirl around our ankles like the Pomeranians next door. The ducks in the park are … Continue reading

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Eau de mommy

This…this right here is what I would extract, bottle, and sell as a high-end fragrance to all those who don’t think they have the time, or the talent, or the wherewithal, to have kids. Because this is what gets me … Continue reading

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