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You have entered Level Three of Parenthood.

Many mornings, when I am wrestling my kids into snowpants, and some of them are still in pajamas and the bus will be here in 2 minutes, and one of them is singing so loudly I can’t hear what the other one is crying about, I know for sure that I am doing it wrong. [...]

“mushrooms (any kind will do)”

One of my most favorite parts of parenting is finding secret little things like this, which make my heart explode with love. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘%26%238220%3Bmushrooms+%28any+kind+will+do%29%26%238221%3B’; addthis_pub = ”;

April is Poetry Month! Also: ravens.

Here’s a confession: I love reading (you knew that already), but I’m on the fence about poetry. Sometimes I…well, I don’t know what it’s talking about. I do love rhyming kid poetry, but I feel like I’m supposed to love esoteric non-rhyming poems about fields of wheat also. I haven’t told my kids about this. [...]

So loud you can’t hear it

I found this list while I was cleaning today. My thoughts (other than: Henry needs to work on his handwriting) are that there is a quiet poeticism going on in my 9-year-old that I only find out about when I find discarded papers under the couch. Secret poetic tidbits. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘So+loud+you+can%26%238217%3Bt+hear+it’; [...]

Make City! Destroy City!

List makers breed more list makers. Here is Henry’s list for today. Note: I am now redoing everything, so this can be my daily list too. Can I even tell you how much I love this? addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Make+City%21+Destroy+City%21′; addthis_pub = ”;

Photos: this week

The work around here continues to be colored by my knee. Apparently you don’t just have ACL surgery and then hop up the next day to do the hustle. It takes six months before that can happen (and then another six months of intensive dance lessons from Leif Garrett). And so, two weeks (and change) [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: The Scary Places Map Book

I feel like I need a new category for reviews: Books that Are Keeping Henry Unbelievably Occupied, But I Don’t Really Know What They Are. In that category I’d put The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat and Do Not Open and Fantasy: An Artist’s Realm. And now this book: The Scary Places Map Book: [...]

Henry and Eli make a video

So, what do you get when you add two Star-Wars-obsessed kids, Legos, and a video camera? This. (Also: I feel the need to mention that they haven’t actually seen any of the Star Wars movies. So this is their version of Star Wars via, you know, book learnin’.) addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Henry+and+Eli+make+a+video’; addthis_pub [...]

Henry’s Flute Recital

So it was just about a year ago that I said, “Henry, I really want you to decide on an instrument you like so you can start taking lessons” and he said, “Oh, I already know what I want to play! The harp!” At which point I tried really hard not to burst out laughing, [...]

Clean Your Room!

Here’s a passive aggressive little comic that Henry dashed out one day. In the first panel, Henry and Eli are in their room (bunk beds on one side, Zuzu’s mattress-on-the-floor on the other), saying “See, it’s clean!” Then my hand is reaching for the doorknob, saying, “Let me check” while a kid voice says, “No, [...]

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