The Little Man has gotten to an awesome phase lately, where his mind bounces between the actual and the theoretical, and the questions and conversations we’ve been having lately have been EPIC. Partly because I am constantly intrigued to hear what he has come up with, and partly because he’s figured out that this means I’m more than willing to stay in the room with him a good 20minutes after tuck-in just to talk with him.

And the Little Miss – she may not be at the theoretical stage yet…but that doesn’t mean she can’t demand her fair and equal share of Momma’s listening time. She just uses it more to describe the things around her. Her bed. Her doll. My body. In detail. Very. Very. Exact Detail.

So, for your enjoyment, here are some of the our question/answer sessions recently:

  • How do babies get born without parents?

    • Wait…what did you just ask?
  • How are butterflies made?
    • How do you think?
    • They eat and eat and eat, until they get fat enough to build a cocoon! And then they die and become butterflies!
    • Thank you, Eric Carle!
  • What do we become when we die?
    • Not butterflies?
  • When are you (mommy) going to die?
    • We decided on age 99-101.
  • Can I have peach cobbler and ice cream W/o the peach cobbler?
    • Absolutely, just as long as Momma can have your extra cobbler.


Our Trip to the Grocery Store

August 15, 2014

Thursday’s are kind of crazy around here. By Wednesday night we’ve usually finished washing all the dishes from last weekend’s cooking extravaganza and eaten all but a small, rationed portion of the food in the fridge that we’re saving for Thursday. Because Thursday is EPIC. Somehow it’s become the day when we get ALL THE […]

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Vacation Hangover

August 11, 2014

Three days ago, I woke up at 530am. The sun was just starting to glint off the still misty waters of the lake which lay 20feet out the window to my right. The strange almost wolf-like call of the loons were answered by the peals of laughter from the Little Miss as she played peek-a-boo […]

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Puppy Love

July 28, 2014

The Little Miss LOVES her mama. Ask anyone – the grocery clerk at the store is witness to more kisses in a 30second interaction than she’d see in an entire viewing of any Julie Roberts rom-com. And the daycare can attest to our daily negotiations – Daddy can drop her off in the morning, but […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole

September 25, 2013

I’d like to begin by clearing up some rumors that have been swirling around in my head lately. 1. I’m not pregnant. Yes, it’s been what, 9months since I posted? And in that time my two existing children have managed to grow enough to add the weight of a newborn to our household….without actually adding […]

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My First True Motherhood Moment

May 9, 2013

(And no, I don’t think Hallmark has a figurine for this one. Yet.) Despite the fact that I was carrying the Little Man around inside me for nine months, nurturing him, protecting him, altering my entire body to accommodate him, I felt like more of an incubator than a mother that entire time. Mostly because […]

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An Accidental Ego Trip

December 24, 2012

Once Upon A Time, I decided we would take our first official family portrait.  Truth be told, I had visions of crisp-collared shirts and freshly pressed khakis for the boys, and frilly Christmas dresses for us girls.  A touch of Christmas decorations in the background – nothing tacky, just a simple visual reminder of the […]

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