Archive for September, 2012


Ouch reports

This is only two days worth of “ouch reports,” the notes they send home from preschool when a kid gets hurt. Today I also got an email from the teacher, to warn me that Clay would be bruised when I got there to pick him up. And we wonder why he’s not a super athlete […]

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Homework, already

I was shocked the second week of preschool when I learned that Clay would have homework. Our elementary school expects kids to read by kindergarten, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. The homework folder (complete with perfect teacher handwriting on the front) comes home with him every Friday and is due back the following Thursday. This […]

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I love girls’ night

I’m tired today, not just because Avery woke me up at 4:55 a.m. (what is wrong with that child?). Last night was my monthly girls’ night, and although I could use a nap, I’m so happy I got to spend time with some of my favorite ladies. In high school, I realized the importance of girlfriends. […]

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Worst call ever

I know I wasn’t the only one frustrated watching Monday Night Football last night, when a bad call at the end of the game caused the Green Bay Packers to lose and the Seattle Seahawks to win. It was the strangest ending I’ve ever seen in an NFL game and one people can’t stop talking about. The […]

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“Do good”

My brother was a much better athlete than me, and he still plays ice hockey at age 30. My dad went to every game, and before he stepped out on the ice he would say to him, “Do good!” Here’s my little boy who isn’t so sure about soccer, but his dad is there to […]

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Our future lawyer

Well, it’s official. Clay made it a month at preschool before we got the dreaded “talk” from the teacher. I took him today and she pulled me aside and started with “Clay is a very smart boy. Clay is a very sweet boy.” I held my breath for a moment, knowing what was coming next: […]

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Daily deals

If I have a spending vice, it’s that I’m a sucker for a bargain. The explosion of “daily deals” like Groupon, Bloomspot, Gilt, Amazon Local, Living Social and the like can be very dangerous for people like me. “But it was a great deal!” is something I’ve said to Chase more than once. A great […]

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Ready to play?

I am the first to confess, I was never a star athlete. I played sports because that’s what teenage girls growing up in the suburbs do. In high school, I ran cross country and track, played soccer and did gymnastics. Cross country practice was my favorite because we’d run to new home models nearby and hang out in the air […]

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Easy grocery shopping?

Wow, Monday already. For the past few years, I’ve done certain chores on the same day each week. I like to make sure we have food and clean clothes, so I do grocery shopping on Sundays and laundry on Mondays. Since those two also happen to be my least favorite, not having them hanging over my head all week is nice, too. […]

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Hello, 1980s

Our independent child “had” to put her headband on by herself. She also added the bracelet (which she got from the doctor at her two-year-old well check) to the outfit. She is so ready for 1987!

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