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Dragon Vacuum by Abby

We had a busy day on Friday and Saturday, and I decided that Sunday would be spent relaxing at home. We watched TV and played Legos and Playdo and Painted and it was lovely. After naps I started picking up. As I was cleaning, Abby started telling me a story. She was sitting on the […]

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If you need any proof that I’m a father, this should suffice: I attend a mens group and I recently had to speak in front of the group, to tell them something about myself, who I am, my life. It was free form, and completely improvised. I told a story about Abigail, and about poop. […]

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In which I speak about myself, ad nauseum

I am sometimes very much like my children. They don’t have a lot of experience interpreting their emotions. To them, emotion is all. It is immediate, it is overwhelming, and it is absolutely true and unquestionable. When Abigail and I have conversations about emotion, it’s a real challenge for her to hang a word on what […]

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The Subtle Art of Conversation

Abby has a new trick.  Or maybe not. It’s hard to decide whether she’s being willfully disobedient or just…distracted.  The other night I was putting lotion on her sister before bed time, and she volunteered to help.  I accepted, and told her I would get her lotion.  After she had applied it all to her […]

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A month of blagging

When I started this blag I hoped I might get a hundred hits in the first month.  Three weeks into my experiment, with over two hundred and fifty pageviews logged I thought, “Maybe I’ll see 300 hits in the first month.” Somehow, I broke 400 pageviews in the first 4 weeks of blogging at bookish […]

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Parenting Quotes, 2

We were at REI looking at bicycle trailers. Kate and Abby really liked them, and were having fun sitting in them. Abby has enjoyed buckling seatbelts for years, so i wasn’t surprised to see her buckling Kate into one of the Chariot trailers. A minute later, Abby said this in the most matter of fact, […]

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Red Flag

As parents, certain phrases that our children utter should be warnings to us.  We should always have an active ear trained on them, listening for these phrases, even when they’re in another room.  These phrases can be subtle or obvious, can require interpretation or may be clear as day. Hearing a “red flag” phrase will cause […]

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Introductions, Like Miniature Humans

Abby: “what’s your name?” Her: “My name is Charlotte, what’s your name?” Abby: “My name is Abigail, and Katie’s name is Katie.”

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