• Maybe it’s just me, but…

    January 30, 2011

    We met the sitter. I like her, her kids are adorable, the house is spotless. Everything seemed fine. But. And this might be my paranoia of our first sitter – but she mentioned she’d like to take 1-2 other kids besides Bella. Then she said her brother lives with them and sleeps all day because…

  • I’m a damn good mother

    January 24, 2011

    I wasn’t the best daughter growing up. I was difficult, rude, and very, very strong willed. I caused my parents a lot of pain mixed with the joy, and made decisions that I know embarrassed them in many ways. Now as I get older, and especially as I have a child of my own, I…

  • I feed my kid to a hippo when she’s naughty.

    January 22, 2011

    Sometimes, after Bella throws an epic temper tantrum on the floor of a museum because she can’t touch the bronze kitty or the oil paintings and has to hold my hand when I let her down and can’t run so she collapses in despair because LIFE IS NO LONGER WORTH LIVING IF SHE CAN’T TOUCH…

  • Epic Temper Tantrums

    January 14, 2011

    Bella has always been a fairly compliant child. When she’d find a fuzzy she’d bring it to us. Pieces of paper, small bits of carpet fibers, a poof of lint from the dryer. All placed lovingly in our hands and she’d happily toddle off for more. I felt very blessed to have such a sweet…

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