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Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween

Eli and Henry are planning on being spiders today, despite Eli’s earnest insistence for the last week or so that he’s going to be a cannonball. (He’s a cannonball every day, regardless.) This past weekend we carved up some jack-o-lanterns. First they each drew faces on to the pumpkins (we didn’t let Zuzu have a [...]

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Last week I asked one of the neighborhood posse what he was going to be for Halloween. “A knight,” he said. “Oh, that sounds good!” I said. “Or maybe a gunman,” he said. I told him: “I vote for knight.” Gunman! I mean, really. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘thirty+second+post’; addthis_pub = ”;

Yes to…carrots?

I don’t wear any makeup. Who has time? And if I did try to cover up my crazy-dark undereye circles, I’d have to really spackle on the concealer, which would snowball into so much makeup that soon I’d look like Gregg Allman in drag (this stems from an irrational fear of mine that in the [...]

Just say no to Christmas presents!

I love Christmas. I love everything about it. I love the tree, the cookies, the songs, the presents. I love getting presents for people. However, somehow it was accepted practice for us to give to (and receive from) every single last relative in Dave’s family. We don’t really see them that often, and mostly it [...]

Good Blanket Karma

Yesterday we took a stroller walk after school down to city hall to drop off Dave’s absentee ballot. The boys were chilly on the way back, and when I went in the stroller trunk (is that what it’s called? the understroller?) to get the blanket I’d brought, it wasn’t there. Sutswana, who was walking with [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: The Giant Jam Sandwich

The Giant Jam Sandwich, story and pictures by John Vernon Lord, verse by Janet Burroway I had this book when I was a kid, and I adored it. It’s about a town with a serious wasp infestation and their decision to get rid of the wasps by trapping them in a…well, in a giant jam [...]

The Pumpkin Fairy brought me poop.

Yesterday Dave left at noon to go to Ohio for four days (he’s going there because he wants to vote in a swing state) (kidding). When he leaves town it’s usually the best idea for the rest of us to get out of the house so we don’t sit around feeling sorry for ourselves being [...]

Tiny little men have invaded my house, and their arms and heads come off.

CRASH! That, my friends, is the sound of the Lego bin being upended. May cause heart palpitations and increased blood pressure (for Julie). After about a year of hawking Wedgits (so easy to pick up! and they do love them), I recently got the Legos out of their purgatory in the shed. Henry insisted they’d [...]

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Eli thinks the singular of earwax is “earwack.” As in, “What’s this? Oh, it’s a piece of earwack.” addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘thirty+second+post’; addthis_pub = ”;

Etsy: Vermont Fairies

I am completely charmed by the felted creations from Vermont Fairies. The shop is run by a homeschooled 16-year-old who lives on a sheep, llama, angora rabbit farm. Judging from all her feedback and all the wonderful things she has for sale, she is quite the entrepreneur. I ordered little birds for the boys for [...]

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