Posts categorized 'Wonder'

Ch ch ch change.....

At the start of summer I felt the anxiety that constant time with the kids was going to be too much. How could I fill all the days of summer? How was I going to deal with their constant fighting? I thought the summer seemed somewhat daunting. Maybe Summer 2008 would just be too long. 24/7 with my boys...

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No Dignity Left

I am sitting with my feet up and Alex is opposite me looking down at my feet. He runs his index finger across my newly painted big toenail. I think he is admiring the deep raspberry color. Alex: So.... (then there is a pause) I wait. Alex: You have hair on your toes? Another pause. Me: Silence (I cannot...

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Groundbreaking

I overheard my 6 year old Alex, talking to his 5 year old buddy in the backyard. I sat in my chair with my back to the boys. Alex said: My mom has a web site, know what its called? He used the word web site like he was talking about some cool new Lego Bionicle. I had to smile....

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Charming

My sister Becky is here for a visit and Sam is making sure the second day of her visit is especially draining. First, we took him to his swim lesson. Of course he would not dive like he usually does. He must have known we were watching and waiting. Alex's lesson is actually at a different pool where...

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Summer Fun

All this driving to and from swimming lessons and hanging out at the pool is a bit tiring. It seems ridiculous to say hanging out at the pool is tiring but it IS . Spending three to four hours in the sun and water is exhausting. Having my guard up while keeping constant attention on two young boys in...

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Monarchy 101, San Francisco Style ;)

At dinner tonight the conversation was noteworthy Sam kisses Alex at the dinner table. Me: Awww Alex: Does that mean I marry him? Michael: No, that does not mean you marry him Alex: Why? Michael: There are laws against that Alex: Why? Michael: You are not allowed to marry your brother Alex: Can you marry...

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Alex lost his second tooth today!

A couple people had suggested to Alex (6) that he tie a string to his wiggly tooth and then tie the other end of the string to a door knob, and well, you know.... I am not sure he was clear on the concept-- but he was working on getting it out... He has been causing a cringing, nails-on-a chalkboard...

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One Thing Leads to Another - Part 2

Continued from Part 1 ... 1:00 I eye my next-door neighbors house through my dining area window (different neighbor than the one I saw at the fabric store). I know she is an excellent seamstress. She used to sew draperies before she retired. I wander over to see if she can help me read the pattern. I...

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One Thing Leads to Another

Alex’s is in “camp” this week at Camp Edventure More . The week's theme is magic & medieval times. He loves the camp. It is a mixture of science and art so I feel good about it. Some of the science projects at camp are inspired by exhibits at the San Francisco Exploratorium. Each day, at 3:00, when...

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